Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Making Difficult Decisions
Sometimes we're forced to choose, and the choice really isn't that easy. (Well duh, Sarah). Sometimes you'd really rather go with none of the options available to you, yet you must pick one - the lesser of two headaches, if you will. Your mind is screaming at you to run away, find another option, make adjustments or sacrifices in your life to be able to create this new, wonderful, shining option, but you can't. You have to pick. And you have to pick soon. How do you do it?
I find that it comes down to figuring out your priorities. Even if you find yourself faced with two or more options that don't really seem like options at all, you can identify your priorities and let that be your decision making tool. Do you value peace of mind, financial stability, relational harmony, freedom, space, etc.? Figuring out what is most important to you and then applying that to your situation will help you come to understand which of the options available to you is in your best interest. Yes, all of these things may be important to you, but sometimes you have to figure out what is most important for you at that exact moment, in that exact situation.
How do you make decisions when you don't have a clear, or an "easy" option?