I used to believe that as long as you keep a steady goal in mind, decisions are easy to make. But as I age, I’m realising that the bigger the decision, the more complicated it actually is.
So if you're currently in a rut and don't know what to do, here are my personal tips on how to deal with making difficult decisions.
Everyone has their own cross to bear. But we are prone to compare and judge the weight of other people's problems at par with our own. In perspective, how can you put a high school student's personal struggles head-to-head with your own adult problems? Always keep in mind that comparing your situation to others and dwelling on the negativity of why you are burdened with such a circumstance won't help the situation. Instead, focus on how this is an avenue for personal growth.
Everyone will always have their own personal agenda, whether it’s good or bad. That's why it's also best to ask for help from people beyond your regular group of friends. They’ll be able to help you see the bigger picture as they have a different view on the matter you’re dealing with.
There will always be pros and cons in every story, which is why the expression, “Go for the lesser evil,” is usually something I keep in mind when faced with difficult decisions. I believe that taking a stand on a situation is always better than distancing yourself away from accountability.
I firmly believe that well-thought out decisions are something we shouldn't regret. Putting a lot of effort and emotion into picking our choices show resolve, determination, and responsibility. This means that these decisions are not made rashly and that we did our best to consider all the possible outcomes. At the end of the day, that in itself is something to truly be proud of.