Decisions—focusing on how to go

The way we make choices has everything to do with how those choices turn out.

Probably all of us have felt baffled at one time or another by decisions we needed to make. The choices we face can at times seem confusing, and because a great deal appears to ride on making a good decision, we may become almost overwhelmed at the prospect of making any decision at all. Adding up pros and cons, while sometimes helpful, may do nothing but add to the doubt and uncertainty we already feel.

Fortunately, however, our decisions—no matter how important—do not have to be overwhelming or perplexing. We can make good decisions and go forward confidently with the decisions we make.

A number of years ago I faced what seemed to me to be a very significant decision. A great deal appeared to depend on making the correct one, and I really didn't know what to do. All the clear, logical thinking I could bring to bear on the problem did not eliminate the frustration and confusion I felt.

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