Making decisions is tough. We often feel overwhelmed, conflicted, and scared. Scared of making the wrong decision, scared it won’t work out, and scared we’ll regret our decision. We want to know that whatever decision we make is going to work out. However, I’m here to share one of most freeing pieces of advice you’ll ever hear when it comes to making 95% of big decisions.
If you’re scared about making a big decision, think about it. Consider your options, weigh the pros and cons, and then make a decision. If it’s not the best fit, or if it doesn’t work out, guess what?
You can make another decision.
That’s right. If you make a decision, and you don’t like where it takes you, move; make another decision. If you choose to go one way and then realize it’s not what you thought, choose again. Make another decision. Decisions are rarely permanent.
When it comes to making a decision, most people are laser-focused on making the “right” decision, the decision that will fit and work for the long-term. But guess what? Things change. Circumstances change. You change.
All you can do is make the best decision you can, with the information you have. Then, when you have more information, you can make a different decision. To think that your decisions can’t change is just silly.
Thinking about changing jobs, but not certain whether or not you’ll like something else? Try it. And if you end up not liking it, you can reevaluate, reconsider, and make another choice.
Maybe you’re thinking about moving, but you’re not sure whether or not you’d like another city. Try it. And if that city turns out not to be a great fit for you, you can reevaluate and make a different decision. You can go back to your current city or regroup and try another one.
Considering a new workout plan, but not sure which one to go with? Think about it, consider your options, and then make a choice. If it turns out that it’s not a great fit, then stop and make a different decision. Try another plan.
So many of us are scared about making a big decision. We feel paralyzed because we want to know that this decision will work out. But how can we possibly know that?
All we can do is make the best decision with the information we have. And if that decision doesn’t work out? We can make another one.
If you’re scared about making a big decision, remember, you can almost always make another one, later down the road. You don’t have to be certain; it doesn’t have to be your long-term plan. Make the best decision you can with the information you have. Then, when you have more information, you can make a different decision.
PS: If you’re afraid of making mistakes, I’ll go ahead and leave this right here. 5 Reasons You Should Make More Mistakes.