What if I don't get the job? What if I can't find someone who will love me? What if I am broken? Oh, the "what ifs." They get inside your brain and start to eat at every decision you make. I remember when I was in school, I would do terribly on multiple choice tests, there are too many what ifs involved. I would much rather write an easy, recalling my thoughts on whatever we were discussing.
I have made many decisions based solely on the fear of what ifs. Now, I think maybe that's a little crazy, but maybe I was too. I think we are almost always afraid of what might happen if we choose one path over the other, even if we're not consciously aware.