We are all placed in a position where we have to make a choice. We weigh the pros and cons, the possible outcomes, whether or not we should do something. When it’s something small we take it in stride and if it turns out bad, we mark it up to a learning experience and move on. Then there are the bigger ones.
Those are different. We will roll them around in our minds for a lot longer and even after we finally decide on what action we will take, if any, we will second guess our decision. Yes, I have had to make several such decisions recently. It will take a few days if not weeks to know if I did the right thing with any of them. What they are isn’t important here, just the fact that I made these choices on some things that could have repercussions down the road.
Now I have to wait to see what happens. It’s not just a matter of deciding to do something but also not doing something. Either way, you will be asking yourself if you shouldn’t/should have done something. When you’re faced with anything like that it can eat at you.
Here’s the thing. Whatever you decide to do most of the time you can’t undo it. You’re going to have to accept what you did either way you go. Just remember, learn from what happens but also don’t let it keep you from making the same choice should you be faced with something similar in the future. Also remember, regardless of how great or bad your choice turns out to be, it doesn’t mean the next one will turn out the same way.
Always take the time to think things out and weigh the options. I seem to have been hit with several situations over the past few months that have required me to make hard choices. Also remember that little voice inside your head doesn’t always know what it’s talking about.