How to Make the Right Decision

Photo by Javier Allegue Barros

Are you lingering over the thought of ‘what if’ and ‘what could it be’? Are you having the occasional feeling of guilt regarding decisions that you already made while you are going forward with your decision regardless? Stop.

Our path in life is not pre-designed. Is just as contoured as our thoughts. There are two things that will take us where we want to go:

  1. Know where you’re going
  2. Stick to the plan

There are times when two paths can lead to the same destination. Each road we take is a new experience – different landscape, different people that we’ll bump into, different constructs. Would we go down a road half way through and then drive around to take the other street because we’re very curious of what’s the other option like? Unlikely. But if you’re feeling is so strong that give you the power of going through with the change, do it. Otherwise pack it and dispose of it together with all the other possibilities of how your life could have been.

And remember, there is no right decision, there is just the obvious decision given the time and circumstances you live in.

Practical Learning: Taking the Leap

Formal education is a passive learning behaviour which often takes away from us the ability to question, be curious and creative.

It’s easy to criticize a system without having an alternative to it. At this point in life I have to choose between paying my studies to give myself the confidence that I am capable to take action and simply taking action.

With less of a money and time investment, taking action now makes sense to me. Any failure associated with the new endeavor might not look good on paper, but ultimately life happens above the social convention and so is learning.

Is practical learning for me?

Think things through. Is a new course just an excuse to not put yourself out there? If it is, know that there is greater value in active learning than just being an observer in life. And trying will only get you closer to succeeding.