How To Make an Important Decision
First, realize that there is Always more than one important thing to consider. There are at least two sides to Every story and each side is as important as the other. A third side could be the one.
It is very good at this point to make a list of pros and cons for the issue. Many times we find there are an equal number on both sides. This is the nature of living. Good things and bad things can come of our decisions and actions. At some point we realize that all is life and life is complicated. Try to keep it simple and you’ll be less inclined to err.
Secondly, make sure you have heard the other viewpoints to the issue. Ask an elder, a professor, and a good friend who has gained your respect and who knows about the issue from experience.
Thirdly, don’t make any decisions in haste or out of pure emotions. Heart, head, and spirit must all go together. If one is missing, something is wrong.
Fourthly, ask yourself, is this the right way to choose before making your final decision.
Fifthly, know that you can always withdraw and change your mind when new information becomes available. Don’t stick to your guns just because you made a decision and refuse to change.
Sixthly, if you have made the right decision, and feel good about it, then by all means stay with that until you have been proven wrong.
And, finally, sometimes if we wait long enough, an issue will resolve itself. No action need be taken by us. The resolution might take place almost immediately, or it might take years. It is up to you, armed with information and several viewpoints to decide when to take action and when to let it ride on the wings of fate. Good luck to you in all your endeavors.