Help! Am I Making The Right Decision?

October 2, 2011 by  
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We are often plagued by uncertainty when making life altering decisions.  Do I take this job? Do I move to this city?

We want to get it right.  We want to know the decision we are making is absolutely the decision that will bring us the greatest amount of happiness.  We obsess over the “should I or should I not” during the day while tossing and turning at night.

What we forget is that every decision is a ripple effect that has consequences in the present as well as in the future. Because we see our lives mostly based on the near past, present and near future, we don’t have the tools to see our lives for what they really are: a journey.  Even “bad” decisions might have “good outcomes”.

It’s easy to be upset at ourselves for making decisions which in the immediate present may not seem to have been the best decision to be made.  But if we had the ability to step back and see where this decision will take us, maybe we wouldn’t be so harsh towards ourselves.

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