Sometimes, I look back on my life, and I just see a lot of decisions I’ve made that I wish I could go back and change. Why is that? For the most part, atleast as an adult, I’ve tried to make sure I weigh the pros and cons of any decision I am about to make, and yet, I still look back and wish I could change things. Does that mean I made the wrong choice back then, or that I’ve changed and grown so much since then that I now realize a different choice would have been better? I’m not sure, maybe I just suck at making good decisions, or maybe I make decisions based too much on what will make me happy at that moment, instead of what will be best for me in the long run.
Life is one big lesson, I know that. And I wonder if every decision I wish I could go back and change, is just another lesson for me to learn. I definitely try to learn from my mistakes, I just wonder when I will learn to make better choices. And I don’t want this post to come off as a “woe is me” or “life sucks” type of post, but as most of you know, I’ve had a lot of changes happening in my life in the past year, and as things keep changing and moving in one direction, I can’t help but look back on the choices I’ve made, the choices I am making right now, and wonder what I’m going to regret later on.
So today I have decided that I want to set a new goal for myself, to make good decisions. Even the smallest choices we make can affect our lives in the long run. And of course, I will still make the wrong decisions in some cases, its inevitable. But I want to be proactive in how I choose things in my life from here on out. When I look back on the decisions I’ve made, I want to know and be completely sure that I made the absolute best choice for myself, or at least what was the best choice at that time.
To me this means, making more logical decisions, and not just doing what will make me happy in that moment, but also what will make me happy in the future. I just feel like, now is the time to start making those choices that will benefit me in the long run, and I really want to know that I made the best choices possible when I look back. I think decision making should be a process, especially for those bigger life choices, but I even want my smaller choices to be smarter. Hopefully this decision to be more mindful of the choices I am making, big or small, will really help me to grow as a person, and move forward in a positive way. I am hopeful for the future, and even though I’ve come to this realization because of some not so great decisions I’ve made in the past, I’m glad that it is something I can be more aware of now, and I’m happy to have the opportunity to improve this area of my life.
So, help me out guys, how do you make good decisions? Have you ever stopped and found yourself in a similar situation as this? How do you deal with the decisions you’ve made? Comment below!! xoxo