We are bombarded on a daily basis with choices we need to make, and there is always a tiny fear of choosing wrong.
Wondering whether you made the right decision or not can be damaging and is a habit of living in the past. Each decision, big or small, has led you to the place you are in at this moment. Step back. Look around. Do you like where you are?
If not, then maybe things need to change. You don’t necessarily need to do anything drastic, but you can start by making small changes to help you move in the direction you’d like to go. And you can start by trusting that even a “wrong” decision, can lead to good things.
I’ve tried to change my mindset and view the words “wrong” and “failure” as positives. If I have failed at something, doesn’t that mean I’ve at least tried? What matters is that I’ve followed my instinct and trusted myself enough to go for something, without knowing how it would turn out.
Have you failed at something and found happiness, success or joy from it?
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not lived at all. In which case, you’ve failed by default. – J. K. Rowling, Harvard Commencement Address, 2008