The Right Decision





“Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take can sometimes be the most painful…”
José N. Harris

People often say that they find it hard to make decisions. Yet we make decisions every day; everything we say and do is the result of a decision, whether we make it consciously or not. For every choice, big or small, there is no easy formula for making the right decision. The best you can do is to approach it from as many perspectives as possible and then choose a course of action that seems reasonable and balanced at that time.


Generally I find the best way to make a decision that can not be sorted out logically is to weigh the risk vs. the gain. If the risk associated with a particular option is great and the outcomes are only minor positives, then that option should probably be avoided in favour of a better one.


We will make better decisions if we give our emotions time to settle before making that decision. This will also give you time to fully think about how you feel about the situation.

Remember, decision making is the process of making choices by identifying a decision, gathering information, and assessing alternative options.


We all have to make decisions all the time, ranging from trivial issues like what to have for lunch, right up to life-changing decisions like where and what to study, and who to marry.

What decisions do you need to make today?  Apply this approach and increase the chances that you make the right decision.

If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.
The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.
Deepak Chopra

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