We will all get to a point in our lives where we have to make a big decision. This will become more common as we get older, but is no less important. There are some big decisions that seem trivial but are big to us personally, and then there are giant, life-changing decisions as well. Before any major decision is made you’re going to be wrestling with the options and weighing them up.
It can be overwhelming, and you may not have the faintest idea how to make the decision you are presented with. The thing with big decisions is, once you’ve made them, there’s no going back, and you have to live with the decision that you’ve made. So, here is some advice to help you wrestle with those big decisions successfully.
Write a list
We find that writing out a list in a situation like this can actually be really useful. Get a legal pad and a black pen, and write out a list of the decisions you need to make and the case for making either choice. It can be so useful to have this written down so you can see everything on paper – this can actually help you to process and understand it a lot better. You’ll be surprised what an impact you can have when you write a list out.
We all have people we trust, and individuals we go to for advice and support. And this is just exactly the sort of situation in which you need to do this. There are so many variables to weigh up, and you might actually find it too difficult to make the decision alone. Sometimes you need to have a friendly ear and the advice of people you trust. They know you, and they know what is best for you,. And will be able to give you the right advice, even if it’s advice you don’t necessarily want to hear.
Compare negatives as well as positives
When we weigh up big decisions, we like to focus on the positives. Which decision will have more positives? What are all the good things relating to this? And that is important to think about. But, you also need to make sure you think about comparing the negatives as well as the positives. If you can understand what the drawbacks are to making a decision, either way, it might actually make it easier to make a final decision.
Sleep on it
So many of the decisions we make are reactionary, and this is particularly true when it comes to big decisions. It’s actually better to be more measured and to sleep on it if you need to. Taking the time to make a big decision is absolutely the right choice to make, and you need to remember this. If you are struggling with any decision, be sure to sleep on it first, and then make your decision with a clear head.
Making a big decision is something you will have to do at some point in your life, but it’s not easy. You need to weigh up the options and variables involved in making a big decision to help you make the right choice. This post should help you determine some of the things you need to do before making your big decision.