Many people tend to be afraid of having to make decisions. If you ask such a person ‘why’, they will normally tell you that they are afraid of making a mistake, choosing the wrong option. However, when we come to think of it, are things in life really either black or white? And thus can an option only be either a mistake or the right choice?
When I look at the decisions I’ve made in my life, both the tiny and the big ones, and what they actually brought with them, I notice something interesting. From the perspective of time, it seems that even the seemingly wrong decisions at the time, have pushed me in a direction that made me grow and become who I am now.
The thing with making choices is that each one takes you on a unique path in life. Additionally, it is intertwined with other, smaller choices of yours and also other people’s. Consequently, making a mistake is just impossible. Each choice will simply take you on its distinct adventure. If the word ‘adventure’, suggesting something unknown, scares you, think about it like this: there is virtually nothing in this world that you can know for sure. Your future is the great unknown. However, this is the whole beauty in life. Isn’t it exciting that there are so many surprises ahead? Imagine, how boring existence would be, if you knew everything (both good and bad) that will happen to you throughout your whole life…
If facing a choice, no matter how hard it is, the worst thing you can do is getting paralysed and refusing to decide on any option. This can only lead to stagnation, lack of growth. It’s a sign of silent resignation and will often result in sadness and frustration with oneself. So don’t be afraid of taking a leap! Remember that there are no mistakes. Make a decision, even if you’re uncertain and see where it takes you. From my experience, I can tell you that more often than not, it will take you to a beautiful place of growth and fulfilment. With every decision that you make, you will get better at it. You will learn to make better ones in the future and through progressive alternations, you will be able to create the reality you’ve always dreamt of.