3 Easy Steps for Making Informed Decisions

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3 Easy Steps for making informed decisions

Every time I try to make a decision, I always have a big fear in my heart: Am I going to be able to make the right decision? What if I regret my choice? What would other people do in my place? How can I know that I’m making the right decision?

Well, first of all, there is no such thing as the “right decision.”

We can never know if we made an informed decision until we see the consequences, right? And I’m pretty sure none of you are reading the future, so really, how can we start making informed decisions in any situation?

I think making an informed decision means a decision that would make us feel good even if the outcome turns out to be negative.

Let me explain myself.

Think about something that you have to decide on. What would be the choice that would make you feel at peace in your heart, no matter what the outcome is? This choice would, for me, be the right decision.

So, how can we make sure that we are picking a choice that makes us feel at ease in our hearts, regardless of the outcome? How can I start making informed decisions?

  1. You need to be clear-headed: If you are in a situation where there is a lot of pressure, and you are feeling a lot of emotions, you have to first let yourself heal from all that you are experiencing. Don’t make impulsive decisions. Let your brain go left, right, up, and down. You have to feel all of these things so you can heal from them.
  2. You need to gather as much information as possible: Google, read blogs, read as much as you can about the subject. The idea is not to become an expert in what you are trying to decide, but rather, to let yourself see how each piece of information makes you feel. Do you agree with what you are reading? Do you see another perspective? Do you feel less alone? You need to gather as much information as possible, and that’s why we call it an informed decision.
  3. Talk to people: Now, this can go in two folds, and it depends on the people around you. If you feel like you have no one you can trust in your circle of friends, try to talk to a family member. The most important thing is not how knowledgeable this person is, but rather, it gives you the opportunity to talk out loud about your options and lay them down somewhere other than your head. It will allow you to talk to yourself more easily and organize your ideas better.

These three elements are the most important things when you try making an informed decision. But the most important one is, don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Whatever the consequences of your decision, you need to believe that you did the best you could with the information you had.

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