Like most graduating seniors, I have some decisions to make. Right now, I’m faced with two really amazing opportunities and I don’t want to make the wrong decision. Even though it’s a great problem to have, it’s really stressing me out because what if I choose wrong? How do we know when we’re making the right decision?
I read a quote that said, “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.”
Some people believe in destiny or fate. I don’t know if I’m one of those people. I do think everything happens for a reason, even if we never learn those reasons, but I don’t know if any of us are destined for one specific fate. Can one decision change your life? Maybe. Or is life made up of a million tiny choices that all lead to where you are?
I read another quote from Teddy Roosevelt that said, “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
That’s reasonable; it is better to act than to remain indecisive. However, the initial act of deciding is hard. Even though you might have two great choices, doubt tends to creep in that you’ll pick the wrong one.
Finally, I read a quote that said, “sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make the decision right.”
That actually brings me a lot of comfort because in theory, it means that whatever I decide will be the right decision for me, because it will be what I make of it.
I think when making a big decision, you just have to go with your gut and hope for the best. I think instincts go a long way with these things, and if you follow your instincts you’ll end up where you’re supposed to be.
…Or worst case you flip a coin.