On making decisions.
And sticking to them.
It’s important to remember that you will never know if the choices you make now will be the “perfect” choices for you in the long run.
It’s a simple thought. And easy to forget.
And since there is no way to know, no money back guarantee as you navigate through life’s bigger decisions, I think it makes sense to just.. trust yourself a little.
Once you have made a choice — the one that may not be perfect, but is fairly reasonable and will not hurt anyone — you can shift your focus to taking real, tangible action toward the amazing things you dream about for your life and the lives of those around you.
You can stop living in your head.
I have done this for myself recently. I have made a career decision that I know I will be working toward for the next ~ 6 months.
And while I am more tempted than ever to switch paths the moment that reaching for my specific goal gets overwhelming, I am reminding myself monthly, weekly, daily, and hourly that the 6 months will go by either way, and it’s up to me to either stick to the process and see a goal through till the end OR continue to “switch lanes” and risk making no progress at all.
This realization, and the continuous inner reminders that help me stick to it, has made a significant difference in my day to day life:
It has allowed me to shift my mindset from “how will I do it all” to “I might be able to do it all.. but only one step at a time”.
It has helped me regain a sense of agency —to tick boxes off my to do list that I know contribute to a meaningful goal.
And more than anything, it has helped me reduce the mental clutter that I had tried to sift through so many times before.
If you are also struggling to choose the path that is right for you, I can’t say that I have the right answer. However, from my own experience, I can say that sometimes the best choice is any choice at all.
As long as you follow it through with your best intentions, you will grow through whichever path you take.