Making decisions – no right or wrongs, it’s what works best for you

“If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.

The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.”

Deepak Chopra, The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life

Come on, admit it. We all obsess to some degree about making decisions. Rightfully so I might add. After all, everyone longs for a positive justification for the choices that we make – especially given the fact that we have to live with the results of those choices each and every day.

Case in point.

After months of putting it off, and battling a slow leak that was impossible to locate and repair, I finally surrendered to the reality that it was time to purchase four new tires.

As many of you probably can attest to, the task can be daunting. There are too many choices, too many resources and far too many things to consider when you think about what should be such a simple purchase. You spend so much time researching the facts, the prices and the reliability data that you begin to feel as though it’s a part time job!

Okay, back to my point.

When I finally decided and committed to my tire choice, and a place to install them, I still found myself questioning my decision. Did I get a fair deal? Will the tire be up to my satisfaction? Will people say the proverbial “you should have gone with so and so?”

And while some of you may be wondering how I’m going to tie in my recent purchasing of tires with something meaningful, here it is.

There are no right or wrong decisions in life – it’s just whatever works for you.

There will always be someone who questions the choices that we make – we’re all human and we all do it, myself included. But come the end of the day, the only person that has to be and should be satisfied with the choices that we make is us.

Yes, decisions can often be difficult to make. But don’t make them more complicated by worrying about what everyone else might think. Because the reality is that decisions must ultimately be comfortable for the individual who is making them.