We must have made a couple of hard choices in our career, love or personal life.
At the end of the day we are defined by our choices. Our character is made out of those decisions we make. Nothing wrong in making mistakes. But learning from these mistakes and doing what is right would save us a lot of pain and emptiness. What differentiates successful people from the unsuccessful is that over time they make better and smarter decisions.
So yes you have a couple of choices or options, but most times the harder decisions could make or break you. Here is what it means to make those hard choices.
Understanding why it is important to do what is right
At the end of the day, doing what is right makes the difference. But how do you understand why it is essential to make those tough decisions. Some tough questions will do. But it is good to understand the consequences for those tough choices you make. Perhaps it will guide you to knowing how and why it is important to do what is right. My mom would tell me that when faced with different options I should always use my values as a compass and do what is right. Trust me a lot of us know what is right and wrong. We just have an excuse we invent to avoid dealing with certain truths. But it doesn’t take anything away. What is right is right. And what is wrong is wrong.
Being the author of your life
Understand that your choices define who you really want to be. You are the one in charge of your world. And it will do you no good to allow others help you define your character or what you want out of life. Be the one to take and show responsibility for your decisions.
Listen and learn
Knowledge when acted on appropriately can channel a lot of good for you. Sometimes it does pay to listen and learn. It will help you to be more organized and rationale in making those decisions that will define your future. So don’t be hasty when making those decisions. It could be a hard choice, but it is in your hands to make a smart decision or not. So take your time and do what is right!
Understand value is important
We all have different ways determine value. Yes what would you gain from those decisions you take? Value is better determined internally than externally. You may not be able to pick correctly if you look outwardly. It is always better to know how much something could better you internally before you make a big decision.
Hard choices are necessary
Whether you like it or not you would have to make those hard choices and there is nothing comfortable about it. But it is necessary if you want to have a more improved life. Whether you have to involve others in this decision or go solo, you have to make a choice rather than not make one. So yes the essence of living is to make choices and do what would benefit us in the long and short term.
The easier choice may be the best one
It is not always about the hard choice. Who cares if it is the harder one? It really is about picking the right one and doing what makes you feel accomplished. So yes there are times when the harder option seems to be the right decision, but that is not what is. Knowing the difference between the good and bad times to choose the harder option over the easier one is important. But the easier choice may just be the best one for you.