Getting past too many options to make a choice can be likened to crossing a busy road buzzing with fast cars that have lottle or no regards for traffic lights. Geeting across the other side of the road therefore will reqiure some extra amount of caution.
If you find yourself in between making decisions, stick to what is right. Don’t focus on what makes you feel good; focus instead on what you know is right.” The reason why I so wholeheartedly agree with that way of thinking is because, personally, I think people are way too addicted to their emotions and feelings?
Balancing your emotions or feelings with your logical sense will however help you make the best decisions. These wil guide you on what to consider when you make your choices:
It energizes you and invigorates you
“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
What do you most look forward to in day-to-day life? What makes you smile? What activities leave you feeling mentally refreshed and energized? Stick to the right choiuce that also leaves more energized than ever.
Finally, know that when you follow your interests, they could lead you on a different path than you ever expected. So, it’s important to stay open and flexible without any attachment to where you’ll end up. A woman I know left her stable financial analyst job to become a journalist at a financial publication and follow her passion for writing. Two years later, she left there to start her own online publication after gaining chops as a journalist.
It gives you peace
When you’re at peace – when you are engaged with life while also feeling relatively relaxed, calm, and safe – you are protected from stress, your immune system grows stronger, and you become more resilient. Your outlook brightens and you see more opportunities. In relationships, feeling at peace prevents overreactions, increases the odds of being treated well by others, and supports you in being clear and direct when you need to be.
So when making choices, ensure they bring you the peace you need and deserve.
It does not compromise your standards
Depending on what you’re doing and what’s important to you, it’s ok to not compromise on some things. Standards can be very personal and are healthy to have. Also, it’s important to know that you shouldn’t feel the need to have to explain your standards to anyone. They don’t need to be agreed upon in a committee.
So, if your choices are standing against your standards or values. Chances are that it will make you feel uncomfortable and mar your peace.
Follow what increases your personal development
Focusing on your own individual personal development plan enhances the qualities you hold within you and makes your dreams and aspirations turn into a reality. Your potential is limitless and investing in personal development is a way to harness your many talents.
Establishing your choices around what you want to achieve, where you would like to go in the short term or long term, can improve your personal development.