7 Good Things to Know about Making Important Life Decisions ...

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Making important life decisions is one of the hardest things about life you’ll ever do, and I’ve got news for you: it’s a never ending process!

Don’t get glum on me just yet though.

If you know how to make important life decisions correctly, it can ease the painful process and ease stress from confusing decisions.

There are many life decisions I’ve had to make and many I have’t even made yet.

While I’m certainly not an expert on life, I have had several mentors and experiences that have taught me a few things about making important life decisions that I’d like to share with you.2

1. Weigh Your Options

Anytime you’re making important life decisions, you should weigh the options of the choices you have.

You can’t make an educated choice without making an educated analysis.

What are all the options you have?

Don’t just look at the obvious black and white options, but research all the scenarios before making your decision.

2. Write It down

Now that you have all your scenarios established and your outcomes weighed, write everything down.

Write down your options for decisions and make columns, listing the benefits of each and the consequences of each.

Seeing it on paper eases stress, makes it realistic, and can help you see a solution you may not have before.

3. Consider All Sacrifices

If there is a sacrifice you’ll have to make, whatever your decision, consider that for a moment.

What will it entail?

For example, if you choose a college in a different state, will you have to cut back on your spending to pay for the extra costs of living on campus?

Or, if you’re taking a job that is out of the city, consider the extra expenses you’ll entail through travel.

Knowing the sacrifices doesn’t mean the decision isn’t a good one, but it does help you see the reality of what you’ll need to do when making a decision in that direction.

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