Here are my tips on how to make wise decisions when you don’t know what to do.
Everyday you make decisions and through those decisions, you gain wisdom.
Wisdom is the quality of having experience, knowledge and good judgement. Sometimes we need the bad judgements to gain wisdom. Mistakes are there to make you a better person.
You make decisions every day that affect your life in different ways. Some decisions, such as which movie to rent or where to go on your morning jog, have a small impact. Others, such as which job offer to accept or whether to get married or not, have life-changing implications. Moral decisions are easy, such as if you should lie or tell the truth.
Wisdom is NOT about being good at life, no matter what scholars tell you. Wisdom is smart, moral and successful…but you can still be unhappy at life. Wisdom will prepare you better than anything else for the things you are chasing. You must use your life to seek wisdom.
When it comes to making decisions I am the most indecisive person you will meet. It is one of the qualities I am not fond of at all. I will go back and forth between decisions in fear of making the wrong one. This is where trust comes in. You have to trust that you will make a decision based on the best information you have at the time – and if failure comes – take it as a stepping stone.
I know this is a topic that requires a lot of thought when it is something that you struggle with. If you are able to take the journal questions above and walk through them when you are facing a tough decision, it will make the process easier.