How do you decide between two choices? How do you know which choice is the right one? Which one will lead to success?
You’ll know the correct choice because it will feel right. The right choice will resonate within you – but it’s more than that. To me, this means that you will know the right answer because you will feel it in every fiber of your being. The right choice resonating with you means that you will connect physically and mentally to this choice. You’ll connect with your intuition and your total knowing. Have you ever felt that gut feeling I’m talking about? Trust it.
Does this sound vague to you? Let me provide some more concrete ways of knowing. I’ve also created a worksheet for you to fill out based on these tips, so you can feel confident that you’re making the right choice.
1. The right choice will directly connect you to your goal.
Between the two choices, one is a clear winner. We see this and we understand it, but sometimes we ignore that clear leg-up Choice B has over Choice A because maybe Choice B is a little harder or takes more time. If Choice B will connect you more clearly to your goals, you should pursue that option, regardless of other reservations you may hold about the option.
2. One choice just feels good.
Maybe one option just feels so much nicer than the other option. As long as you are sure not to confuse good with easy, following your gut feeling can end up so much more successful. If one option makes you feel better than the other, pursue it. Being more excited about a choice is going to make your decision to follow it that much more complete and you’ll be less likely to think twice about a great option.
3. The choice is inspiring.
This is similar to the second tip, but it goes even further. If you are excited or inspired by your choice, you are more likely to take that action further and build even more momentum. When you’re feeling inspired, you’ll reach for even more, and that is the key to massive success. You can follow your desires to achieve your goals and actually enjoy the journey.
4. One option provides relief.
Sometimes, none of the options appeal to you. An example of this would be choosing to place your parent in a nursing home. All choices involved may be painful, and in this case, it’s best to choose whichever option will provide relief. This relief may be to you, another, or, ideally, both. Though difficult, you can choose an option that will provide respite.
Bonus Tip: Sometimes we just haven’t thought of all the possibilities. That happens more than any of us would like to admit, but it’s true that sometimes, we just don’t have all the answers. Sometimes, we might be too involved in a situation to see all aspects and understand all of the options. There may be a different, better choice available. In this case, it might be best to try taking a step back. You can list this as one of your possible actions to take on your worksheet. This can be difficult, especially if your situation is deeply personal. It’s important to remember that you get to choose, and you get to choose it all.