I have a quick message for you today. Sometimes it’s just easy, fun and light.
Do you fill out a March Madness bracket? I never used to because I felt like I didn’t know enough about basketball and I would look stupid if I picked the wrong teams. Well, duh, 99.9999% of people pick a majority of the wrong teams and most people play for fun. But I used to let my insecurity about looking bad or stupid stop me from having a little fun.
So every year I do one or two and sometimes I put extra thought into it and look into the teams and their records before making a decision. But most of the time, I do it randomly. One year I even did a bracket by picking a team based on the color of their uniforms.
This year I did a paper bracket and also an online bracket with a restaurant chain here in MSP. I wasn’t going to do the online one but I thought – heck – why not??
I completed it in less than 5 minutes, didn’t put too much effort into my choices and guess what happened???
Up until the final four, I was tied for 10th place overall in a pool of almost 400 people! Which really meant I was in 6th place 🙂
I laughed a lot about this (and also got a free burger, which was a plus). But seriously – I took less than 5 minutes to complete the bracket, I was not stressed about it at all and I had no attachment to the outcome.
And surprise, surprise, it came out with a positive outcome.
So, next time you’re going to overthink a decision, just relax into it and let go of all expectations and have FUN!