Life is about making tough decisions. It’s about trying to figure out which path would lead you toward the type of future you’ve been imagining for yourself.
You’re not always going to know which choice is the right one. Sometimes, a pros and cons list isn’t going to help you. Sometimes, getting advice from your friends and family members is only going to leave you more confused. Sometimes, it’s difficult to decide which direction you should aim yourself, even when you’re working your hardest to make a logical, informed decision.
Your options aren’t always going to be black and white. There isn’t always going to be a hard road and an easy road. Most of the time, when you’re faced with a choice, there are going to be benefits and drawbacks to both of them.
When you have to make a tough decision, you cannot let your fear of trying new things hold you back. You have to ask yourself which decision you would make if your fear wasn’t a factor. You have to ask yourself which path is going to be the most beneficial for you overall, even if it means you’re going to be a wee bit uncomfortable during the transitioning phase.
When you have to make a tough decision, you don’t want to psych yourself out. You don’t want to think about every bad thing that happened to you in the past and worry history is going to repeat itself. You don’t want to call yourself a screwup who can’t do anything right. There’s a difference between preparing yourself for what could go wrong and torturing yourself with the worst case scenarios.
When you have to make a tough decision, you should trust yourself. You cannot rely on someone else to make the choice for you. You have to take this journey on your own. You have to have faith that you’ll make the right decision after gathering together as much information as possible. You have to have faith that you’ve got this.
When you have to make a tough decision, you don’t want to overthink things — but you don’t want to underthink them either. You shouldn’t toss a coin into the air and leave it up for fate to decide. And you shouldn’t lose out on both opportunities by procrastinating and procrastinating without choosing anything at all.
Part of growing up means taking more responsibility for your actions. It means beginning to shape your own future. Every single decision you make is important — but that doesn’t mean a mistake is the end of the world.
If you screw up, then at least you’ll be able to say you tried. At least you’ll learn a lesson. At least you’ll be better prepared to make decisions in the future.
Life is about making tough decisions, so you cannot break down over the stress. You have to welcome the stress because it means you’re doing something right. Having choices means you have power. It means you get to dictate the course of your own life.