When I have difficulty in making a decision that might affect my life, my family and career I always ask myself this question-What’s the worst that can happen?
Asking myself this question means that I can be prepared for whatever negative impact my decision may have on my life. It also prepares me to accept the responsibility for my action and the consequences that may follow.
I always listen to my inner voice or my gut feeling. The times that I have succeeded in my life so far is by trusting my gut instinct, and many of my failures were due to ignoring my instinct.
Some decisions are really hard to make but at the end of the day you will have the final say over the decision affecting your life. You will probably disappoint people in the process but the ultimate goal is to make the best possible decision. It is your life’s decision so you will never be able to please everyone.
I have friends who torture themselves about every aspect of their life’s decisions, over analysed the situations and trying to please everyone. I was like that at some point in my life but I no longer relish the idea of torturing myself in the process of finding happiness. I have come to realize that it is my life, my decision and if I do not know what to do, I sit down quietly and wait for my inner voice to emerge. That’s my intuition talking to me.
You cannot let fear hold you back, instead ask yourself “is that what I want?” Your life’s decision should make you happy and for you to be happy you have to show yourself some ‘tough love’ so sometimes your decisions have to be courageous and difficult ones. What makes you happy is unique to you so listen to that small inner voice talking to you, be brave and trust yourself. There is no easy way out of making life changing decision, it is about trusting your own instinct and judgement and most importantly believing in yourself. Remember your intuition is a ‘sacred gift’.