Life is like a big car. There are long and short roads, smooth roads and roads with bumps. Straight and crooked roads. In the journey of life we arrive at several of these roads. There are roads that bring us fame and wealth, but there are also roads that lead us into poverty or social isolation. There are roads to happiness and wisdom, but also roads to sadness, disappointment and depression.
Like any journey our lives turns, ramifications and intersections. Perhaps the most instructive is the intersection. With four directions to choose from and with limited knowledge about where they lead, what direction do you choose? What is the guarantee that we choose the right direction? Do you choose well a direction or remain you in the middle of on the crossroads stand?
There are no guarantees
You’ll never know where a decision leads if you does not take the decision. There are no guarantees. This is one of the most important things you must realize. Nobody has said that it always make the right decision automatically lead to happiness and prosperity. With all your soul love someone does not guarantee that you will love this also automatically refunded. Gaining fame and money does not automatically lead to a blissful life. Obtaining advice from someone who is more experienced in a certain field is not wrong. But there are many external factors that you can not always influence. The only thing you can affect the choices you make and how you react to certain situations.
Bad decisions can be recognized only in retrospect
If you knew you would take a bad decision, would you then still take this decision? Probably not. After all, why would you take a decision that gives more disadvantage than advantage? Why make a decision that you knew in advance that it would be the right decision? It’s always after a decision has already been taken, when you perform a reflection on and found out it was not the right decision.
Take the risk, take the decision
Although life offers no guarantees and you never know in advance whether a decision is right or wrong, you do in life, to take decisions and risks should run. It is much better than lock you. While it is true that a decision can have large negative effects on your life, offer these decisions often also new roads, making it easy again in many cases. It’s all about perspective.
Although you have no guarantees that a decision is right and it really comes down to that you just have to choose a direction at the crossroads, it is important that you do not spontaneously make important decisions. Taking risks is something other than stupidity and indifference.
Tips for taking the decision
You can not have confidence in taking the decision, if you do not know much about the situation. Use a mnemonic that many use: the five W’s. What, who, when, where and why. What is the situation? How many people are involved? Who are they? When does or did it happen? Which leads to the situation around? Why are you in the situation? These are a few simple questions you can ask yourself to learn more about the situation to find out. This is very important. The reason behind indecision has often been the lack of knowledge about the situation.
Identify the opportunities
What possibilities give the situation you? Sometimes a situation gives you few opportunities, but equally often, there are many more possibilities than perhaps you’ll think. There are situations where you think they you have no opportunities. In this case it is time to own opportunities. Let your creative mind at work. Write down all the possibilities you can think of. From the most simplistic to the most complicated. Ignore any ideas. An idea that at first seems a bit strange may ultimately prove correct. You can submit the situation to friends and acquaintances and ask if they can help create opportunities. Make sure that you have ultimate decision.
Trust yourself and make the decision
Now you all possibilities for the mind, it’s important to figure out the options and make your decision. Remember that there are no guarantees and only afterwards that you always notice or a decision has been good or bad. So take a decision and believe that this is the right decision with the knowledge of the moment.
After you have taken decision
Now that you’ve taken a decision it’s time to face the consequences. Both good and bad. The decision can go to a place of wealth, but also to a place filled with sorrow and misery. The important thing is not a passive spectator of your own life are still there, but actually have followed. Time will ultimately tell whether a decision was correct or not. But we never regret a particular decision. Regardless of the outcome. Learn from them and know that you are always in the future can make better decisions.