How To Make The Right Decisions (In Your Career)
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All right, the first thing is the concept of right or wrong to start with and when it applies and when it doesn’t apply.
The first thing is right or wrong is a construct that we learned when we were kids.
And as grownups, we tend to use it to confuse us quite a bit.
For example, doing something like stealing or paying for something or lying or telling the truth, things like that are very clear right or wrong that we learned as kids and that you were teaching kids.
Say you want to move to a new city but you don’t know if you want to move to Chicago or you don’t know if you want to move to Texas, and you’re like which one is the right decision?
You might weigh all the pros and all the cons of each one.
The truth is though, with this one, there is no right or wrong, whatever one you pick, you get to decide if it’s right.
And when you choose it, you got to stand behind it, have your own back and make it the right decision.
You have control over that.
There is no right or wrong when it comes to that.
A lot of the times people will come to me and say, “Which job should I take? On the one hand, this one will provide me stability and security and decent pay and on the other hand, this one is what I really, really want to be doing and I’m really passionate about it. Which one is right or wrong?”
There is no right or wrong. That’s only for you to decide.
And when you do decide, you get to choose if you make it the right decision or you make it the wrong decision.
You can do that.
For example, say you take the stable job, the one that pays decently, and says you work really hard there for a year, you save up a bunch of money, you learn everything you can from it, you put your all into it, and then after that year you decide, “Okay, I’m going to be done now and I’m going to go start a business doing what I’m passionate about,”
“I’m going to go take that other job that doesn’t pay as much because that’s what I’m passionate about.”
You’ve just made that decision work for you and then you’ve put in your all into it and you’ve decided that you’re going to make it work, you’re going to get what you wanted from it.
You could take it and you could choose to not work very hard, not really put in your effort and just be there for the money and then just stay there and not really have a plan and then get caught in there because you’re safe.
As a result, you don’t really have a plan for your life, don’t really know what you’re going to do and just kind of flounder.
You can look back and say, “Oh, well, I really wish I’d taken that job I was passionate about because now I’m stuck here.”
But you have the choice.
You have the choice to say, “I’m taking this. This is why. This is what I’m going to do. And then in a year, I’ll re-decide.”
There is no right or wrong. It’s what you decide it’s going to be. You get to choose.
The second thing is it’s going to be uncomfortable either way.
Staying in indecision and being like, “Oh, I don’t know if this is going to be right or I don’t know what’s right, I’m confused.”
That’s an uncomfortable feeling to have.
Making the decision is uncomfortable too because you’re not sure if it’s right, so you get to choose your form of discomfort.
Number two, choose your form of discomfort.
Choose if you want to be uncomfortable by not deciding and then make the decision, but still be wishy-washy about it and not be sure if it’s right.
OR make the decision, make the plan, what you’re going to do with that decision, what you’re going to create from that decision, put your all into it, give yourself a timeframe and then re-decide after that timeframe.
Choose your form of discomfort.
Either way, the choice is yours.
And then three, it is 50-50 either way.
It’s 50% negative emotion, 50% positive emotion. You probably don’t like that.
You’re probably thinking, “It’s got to be more than that, Natalie. It’s got to be more than 50%” and maybe it is.
I like to think of it this way because it fits 50-50 either way, that I’m prepared for that and I’m willing to feel all those emotions.
I’m willing to go through whatever it is.
And if either decision is 50-50 either way, maybe the job I feel passionate about pays me pennies, but I love what I’m doing, maybe the job that pays me lots but I don’t really love, it’s 50-50.
If I choose to see it that way, then it makes the decision easier because I know what I’m getting into with either decision.
So those are the three things that you can look at.
The fourth is you can re-decide so you don’t have to be committed to the decision forever.
Give yourself a timeframe, so say six months, a year I’m going to reevaluate this decision and I’m going to see what I want then once I have more information about what the decision has given me up until that point.
Let’s take the job example.
You work in that job for six months, you’re going to have a lot more information to decide whether or not you want to stay there for another six months or whether that’s enough and you’re going to make a new plan now to move on.
I hope that helps, four ways that you can make decisions confidently and have your own back with the decision.
You have so much control over whether you make the decision right or whether you make the decision suck, it is up to you.
But make it either way.
The faster you make it, the faster you move on with your life, the faster you get more information and the faster you can figure out what it is that you really want.
So there you have it How To Make The Right Decisions In Your Career. I hope you enjoyed this post 😀
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