Decision making is one of the toughest things that we need to do in our lives. Whenever we need to decide or choose between something, we always ask ourselves, is this the right choice? And most importantly, will this make our lives better?
If you haven’t figured life out yet, then maybe these guide can help you to decide whether what is more important or not.
Will you rather deal with failure or the regret of not trying at all?
Just like in a job interview, you have your 50-50 percent of passing and failing but can you accept failure? If yes, then go for it, if no, then don’t. But the next question is, will you able to handle the feeling of regret of not grabbing that opportunity?
Will you live the life you want or the life your parents want?
We all grew up with different families. And all families have different lifestyles, sometimes there are things that we want that opposed to what our parents’ wants. And that’s the time when we ask ourselves, will we go for what we aim? Or should we follow what our parents’ plan for us?
Would you rather enjoy the present or secure the future?
As a young adult, we always want to cherish every second in our lives. We want to be with our friends, families, and enjoy the good things while it lasts. But should we focus on the present rather than securing our future?
Do you want to work for money or have money work for you?
If you have debt, your first order of business is to get rid of it. Your money can only work for you once you’re out of debt. If you want to reach true financial independence, you need to have your money begin to work for you, not you for it.
Would you rather be tired or broke?
This is a great motivation when we’re having a lazy day. Nobody wants to be broke and if we’ll choose between being tired or broke, I’m sure 100% of us will choose to be tired rather than having no cash in our hands.
Would you rather risk it all or play safe?
Where can you see yourself in a year? What about 5 years? What will your life look like at that point?
There’s a difference between taking good risks and taking stupid ones. You need to follow what you’re passionate about but you also want to think it over. I’m not saying that you should sit on it for a year or two but you need to be serious about considering your options
Will you ignore the problem or deal with it?
Ignoring problems may seem like a good solution especially if that problem doesn’t bother you much. But ignoring problems can also lead to serious challenges. There are some serious problems that you should face now before it haunts you for the rest of your life.
Is the person you’re with, the life partner you need?
Of course, we want our partners to be our life partners. But how can we make sure that they are the right person for us?
Easy, as long as they accept you who you are, love you with all your flaws, have a plan in life, and can support their own needs (let’s be practical, right?), then maybe you found the right one.
Do you want to serve yourself or serve others?
This is quite simple. In my own opinion, you can do both at the same time. If you truly want to be happy in life, you have to care about the needs of those around you. Remember, “When you serve others, you’re also serving yourself”.
Are you living or just surviving?
Are you just looking to meet your immediate needs?? Sleeping, eating, keeping a roof over your head, paying your bills? Or, is there more to your life?
Maybe you know your purpose in life and are not living it out. If so, I will guess that you’re probably struggling with the fact that you know what you should be doing but are not doing it.
It takes time to make a decision especially if it’s very significant for us. Rushing and pressuring yourself won’t help. Make sure that you allow yourself to have enough time to decide what you really want.
The secret here is that there’s actually no right or wrong as long as you didn’t do anything unjust and you are following your own decision.