It’s been awhile since I last posted a micro-blog. Now is a good time. I want to talk about tough decisions that are made during life.
Whether it’s deciding on a relationship you have with a significant other, deciding on your professional track, starting a business, or investing any sort of time, effort, and emotion into something of value…there’s 1 key question that I believe we should ask ourselves:
If I don’t do this now, will I regret it?
The key word in this question is “now”. This places a lot of emphasis on Time
. I personally value Time more than anything, and I believe it has to be considered in any tough, life decision. There’s no reason to waste it. At the end of the day, it’s the most important resource we have.
If there’s an idea or opportunity that’s been circling your mind, why not look into it? You’d be surprised what you may find. While it’s a cliché saying, some of the best things in life happen when you least expect it. The only caveat is that you have to put yourself in a position for this to occur. Not everyone is destined to be an investor, entrepreneur, corporate ladder-climber, or even marriage material. But if you’re too afraid to put yourself out there then you’ll never really know what you’re capable of.
On the flip side, if something doesn’t feel right and you’re experiencing doubts in your business, relationship, career, or investment…why live with that feeling? Sure, it may eventually change for the better, but this is never a guarantee…nor is there a definitive timetable for it. The only guarantee you have in life is the choice you make.
Remember that. As long as you’re honest with yourself and with the others involved, that can never be taken away from you.
So ask yourself these simple questions when you’re faced with a tough decision:
What am I afraid of?
What does my heart say?
What am I really doing this for?
Who am I really doing this for?
Will I like myself, and be able to cope, after this decision?
Remember, it’s the decisions that you should
have made – but didn’t – that turn out to be the biggest regrets, and ultimately, the biggest risks.