It’s currently 3:44AM and I get out of bed because of this thought playing around my head. I don’t want this to go to waste so I’m writing it here.
Here’s what I’m thinking..
Life involves a lot of decision making. For us to be able to make the right decisions, we need to consider many things. Whether it be deciding what course in college to take, what book to read next week, whether to do this or that, or do this or not, decision making is basically all over.
There are many things where you can apply this “have I seen enough?” thing. But to not let your thoughts wander to all sorts of things, let’s put some context to this. Try to audit yourself what are your current top 3 priorities in life? Be careful. Do not not lie to yourself.
(I’m currently having train of thoughts but I’m trying to make this post to have a direction)
You can pause reading for a while then continue reading once you’re done identifying your current top 3 priorities, the things that matters to you the most.
Now, ask yourself “Why these?”. Are you really sure that these things really are the most important ones to you? Are you sure that it’s not just a result of limiting circumstances or things you cannot control? And if you’re true to yourself that these choices are yours, your own decision, not by your friends or parents or whoever, the next question is have you seen enough?
We people make big decisions in our lives but not all of us have the opportunity to make these big decisions having all the possible options in our hands. Some people have few options, some people have more. But I believe a big decision requires as many possible options laid in front of us.
Going back to your top 3 priorities in life, have you seen enough?
Have you seen all the possible options before making those big decisions? Here’s the thing. If you’ve made your so called “big decisions” only having 2 or 3 option laid in front of you, you better start thinking again.
This is one of the reasons why many people are having shiny object syndrome, always jumping from one opportunity to another. They don’t look for as many options as possible before making the decision. The result? A lot of time, effort, and resources wasted.
By simply having this awareness, we will not be blinded by our temporary emotions that often leads to quick faulty and fragile decisions. The decision making process and the planning will surely take much longer, but it will result to much stronger foundation, much clearer path to success. Possible regrets will be lessen and there’s more certainty in what you are doing.
I hope I’ve made my point with clear with this one and I hope you get something from this. Thank you for reading! If you’ve got comments or points to share, let’s talk it on the comment section below.