Long-term planning is easier than short-term action, though I'm not sure why. It might be because long-term decisions don't necessarily translate into immediate actions. So it's easier to say "I'll travel to the USA next year" than "We're having pasta for dinner tonight".
Mokalus of Borg
PS - I imagine not everyone suffers this same affliction.
PPS - But remember it next time you get into an "I don't know. What do you want to do?" conversation.