Lets face it; making hard decisions suck. The difficult part is perhaps blocking out the noise and making decisions for yourself. However, these decisions need to be made whether we like it or not. Making the hard decisions are what defines us. The tough choices are what leads us to becoming the person we set out to be. So in celebration of these complex decisions we all need to make; Here are some “making hard decision Quotes” to rev you up.
“Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same”Unknown
Doing the right thing can be hard. This quote clearly explains the dilemma that most people face on a constant basis. For e.g. you may know it is the right thing to leave a toxic relationship – it may not be an easy decision but it is definitely the right one. For decisions like these, it is important to establish strong values and boundaries for the way you want to be treated. So when it comes to making such tough decisions; it become easy to make the right choice. This is because your values and principles will do the heavy lifting.
“Your emotions are making it difficult for you to accept hard decisions”John C Maxwell
Emotions fluctuate therefore it is not an ideal situation to base decisions purely based on emotions. Likewise emotions can make it hard for us to accept the outcome of a tough decision. The key is to stay focused on internal happiness. Master the mindset of being unmoved when things around you are changing. The more you are centered around external things like your relationship, religion or career – the easier it is for you to be in denial when it comes to changes or decisions made in these areas. Instead focus on being value centered to eliminate the need for external validation.
“The hard thing is not making a decision. It’s thinking about the results of what you have decided.”Lovethispic.com
Humans are over-thinkers which is why there is so much of hype around meditation and de-cluttering the mind. We are constantly lost in a limbo of thoughts. Either focused on the future which is yet to materialize or focused on the outcomes of the past. The secret to overcoming such an issue is to be present. When you are present, your emotions are not running wild. You need to trust that things will pan out the way it needs to. Every time you start to worry about the outcome of a decision – you need to do things that keep you busy. An occupied mind as no time for side thoughts.
“When you have to make a hard decision; flip a coin. Why? Because when the coin is in the air, you suddenly know what you were hoping for”Quotling.com
Great one to try out if you are really stumped. If you have ever tried this one out; you would have realized that there is always a side you are secretly rooting for. Ask yourself why you are leaning in this direction? After putting some thought to it, you may realize that there are plethora of reasons pointing you in this direction. Herein lies the right choice.
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing”Theodore Rooselvelt
These degrees of comparison perfectly illustrates a point. The worst thing is not failing or making the wrong decision. Instead the worse thing is not doing anything at all. Analysis paralysis is a real thing. You need to realize that taking action is key. Change your mindset from rejection being awful to regret being something you fear the most. Accept your mortality and realize that you have a small time on earth – during this short stint of your existence; do yourself a favor and don’t have any regrets. Realize that regret and failure is just a bump on the road. You need to take the small “L’s” in order to get the “W’s.” No one ever wins by playing it safe.
“Its not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are”Roy E. Disney
As mentioned previously; if you are finding it hard to make decisions – it is probably because you don’t know what you stand for. You know the saying: if you don’t know what you stand for, you will fall for anything.” Values and boundaries help establish who you are. What are you willing to accept and what is the moral compass by which you dictate your life? If you have these values established then a lot of the hard decisions are made for you – by the very values which you have defined. If you are having trouble defining your personal value list; have a look at: Creating your personal values list – What to consider!>>
If you have ingrained these values within yourself, then it becomes difficult to go against them. And any decision that violates your established values becomes a non-viable option i.e. it becomes eliminated for you. For e.g. if one of your values is to be honest; then if presented with an option to cheat someone – you will immediately make the decision to not do this. If however you didn’t have this value – your mind will start to feed you ideas of how you could benefit of cheating someone which makes the decision making process more difficult.
“You will know you made the right decision when you pick the hardest and most painful choice but your heart is at peace”Picturequotes.com
At the end of the day – internal happiness and peace of mind is all one can ask for. Therefore if you make a decision, no matter how difficult; and this decision brings you peace – then you will innately know that is the right one. Learn how be happy no matter what life throws at you. If your mind is telling you that you need to change – it is probably true.
“Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to help you grow”Caroline Myss
The mind grows through neuroplasticity each time it is exposed to a new and exciting experience. However to have a new and exciting experience means breaking out of our comfort zones. It all starts with a decision i.e. a decision to get out of our safe routine and step into an area that scares us. Overcome the anxiety and fear my reminding yourself of the benefits in store, should you embark on a new and exciting journey. For e.g. a change in career may scare you, but if you remind yourself that it would mean new opportunities or purposeful work – you will start to also have excitement accompanying the fear. This is a good sign – it means that you are ready to grow.
These “making hard decisions quotes” is a reminder that as human beings we have a responsibility. A responsibility to choose the impact we have on earth and the life we choose to give ourselves. Part of being one of the most sophisticated beings in existence means that it comes with tough choices and we just need to learn to deal with them.
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