It’s easy to rush a decision and regret its consequences. How often do we catch ourselves thinking about the path not taken?
What we don’t realise is we have more time than we realise. There’s a lot of time left after a decision for us to live with regret, that makes our initial preparation even more vital.
If we can think through a decision, look at all the possible outcomes and go from there, we will be in a much sounder place. Be careful though, more often than not, our initial thoughts are the ones we should go with. It’s easy to over-complicate a situation with uncertainty and second-guessing.
As I’ve written before, when I have a choice to make, I ask myself the question: What will I regret more – taking a punt and it not paying off or never giving it a go, living in a state of “what might have been”?