What decision have you been grappling with for the last week, month, year, or decade? If you’ve been following me within the last year, you’ve heard me say, “You are 1 decision away from a different life.”
I read a blog about a guy that had a near death experience, and he stated that when he died, he had a “life review” of his entire life. And, in that review, it showed all the possible routes he could’ve taken in his life. He said that he was shown several different routes he could have taken, in his life, based on the decisions he made or didn’t make.
This got me thinking about my own life experiences and the decisions I made that still have an impact on my life to this day. I can think of one particular decision that I made, in my late twenties, and all I can think of is: BOY DID I DODGE THAT BULLET.
Although, if you’re like me, making a decision is sometimes not easy to do. Especially if it’s a life changing one! I for one sometimes struggle figuring out what the hell I want to eat for lunch. But, in hindsight, every decision we make has the potential to be a life changing one.
What I’ve learned is making a decision is actually a spiritual act. It takes having a level of faith in the Devine that it is the best decision for you. Here are some ways that I’ve found to be helpful when trying to make a life decision:
- Pros vs Cons: Whenever I need to make a decision, I write down the pros and cons of making that decision. Doing this allows you to look at it objectively and see the potential benefits or non-benefits of the decision.
- Listen to your intuition: Most of the time when we need to make a decision, intuitively, we already know the answer. Listening to this intuition feels like peace. You will have a certain calming about it versus confusion and chaos.
- Trust: There is one thing I’ve learned about life, and that is to trust your journey. You see, many people believe life is happening TO us. But, in actuality, life is happening FOR us. Everything happens in Devine order and somehow, some way it works out for your good.
I believe we underestimate the gravity of a decision. If you look back over your life, literally every decision you have made and not made has shaped your life. Many of us have become complacent and stagnant from the decisions we’ve made. Whether it was staying at a job for too long, staying in a toxic relationship outside of its expiration date, moving to a new city, eating better or buying your first home. Whatever it is, have the courage to make that decision. Regardless of the potential outcome.
“It is your indecisiveness that is hindering you from living the life you deserve.”Tiffany Smith-Paul
A year from now, your life could look completely different sis. I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again. JUST DO IT!