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February 21, 2017

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway:

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Think back to your last big decision – when you chose to buy that house or decided to pursue a certain degree. Are you sure you made the right choice? Or do you sometimes second-guess yourself?

It’s easy to get sucked into a spiral of second guesses. If you’d studied architecture in Paris, or married that pilot, maybe you’d be happier now!

So how can you be certain that you’re making the right choice when you’re faced with a big decision?

It’s a trick question.

There are no wrong decisions

The way to come out on top when you find yourself waffling over what to do is to accept that any decision you make is a chance for learning and growth.

Consider all the opportunities and insights you would gain from any of the outcomes and know that, whatever you choose, it will help you refine your values and what you want.

With this mindset, you’ll no longer get the sinking feeling that you’ve made the “wrong” decision. What’s more, it will equip you to deal with any situation life throws at you.

For more on fear-wrangling – and why saying “I won’t” is better than saying “I can’t” – read our blinks to:

Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway, by Susan Jeffers.

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