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How to be sure you are making the right choice?

How to make sure you are taking the correct decision for yourself

Because I I'm going through the hardest decision which might Be fetal towards my future so guys help me

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Penny’s Answer

Give yourself a little bit of grace in knowing you can change your mind! Change majors, change employers, change careers, change homes...it's not wrong to go in a different direction if you find that you aren't happy with a choice you made. I think that we inadvertently create pressure on kids and young adults to have all of their plans in place while they are still young. That's just not realistic! Work hard at what you do and stay open to new interests and opportunities. There are always choices you could have made differently, but that doesn't mean they were wrong.
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Rebecca’s Answer

Thank you for your question. I am not sure what decision you are referring to. I guess it may be related to choose the major of the college or your future career.
There is really right or wrong of your choice. It is subject to what you have interest and what you want to do at that time. And, you interest may change from time to time. Therefore, you may work on different careers in your life time.
Below is my suggestions for you now :
1. Think about your hobbies, favourite subjects, etc. and identify the related careers.
E.g. if you have interest on Maths, would you like to be an accountant, banker, financial analyst, engineer, maths teacher, etc.
2. Find out more on these careers
3. Speak to someone who are working in these careers. Seek guidance from your mentor, school counselor , your parents, etc.
4. Shortlist 1-2 career you would like to pursue
5. Explore the entry criteria of the relevant subjects in the college
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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Nishchal’s Answer

The way I make decisions with less or no data is by understanding Risk vs. Reward. What is the maximum risk you have in each case? And what is the maximum reward do you have in each case. Once you understand that, then you can make educated decision on what is the best path forward according to your risk tolerance.
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Atul’s Answer

Believe in yourself.
You will make mistakes - many of them but learn from it. Everyone makes mistakes.
Employers value that an individual has learn from the missteps and have applied in their life from these errors.
Making the right decision comes from what you feel most comfortable that you are capable of doing it. Do not let someone make decision for you.
You will have plenty of time to correct it.
Fyi - Initially Harrison Ford was a carpenter not an actor.
I started my career in the software industry and I did not know if I will be successful but I was determined to succeed and never looked back.
I can say that as an immigrant student (40 years ago) - I am living an American Dream.
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Tímea’s Answer

How I approached in the past: First I ensured myself that both of the directions are good choices. None of them considered as a bad decision:). My experience from my own career journey is that those things were putting me out of my comfort zone, were supporting me the most to develop. I agree with one of the comments, that in case we change our mind after we make a decision it is also perfectly OK. I know it can be scary, but you will dome the best decision, no matter what the direction will be.
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Elena’s Answer

I'd say the beauty of time we live in is that we can have multiple careers in one's lifetime. It is okay to try and change your mind if something turns out to be not exactly what you expected.
Generally, when you are faced with a career decision/choice to make - pause and think about your long-term goals. Those goals may be vague or even kind of moving targets, but in general terms you probably know what is important for you in a long term. Now return to your challenge and consider if any of the choices would bring you closer to your destination. Whatever does - I'd say go for it :)
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Jacqueline’s Answer

hi Ntokozo, these are what i ask myself - what is my gut telling me? What is the worse that can happen if i make this decision. what is the best that can happen and what can i learn in both situations. My belief, is that we often make the best decision in life at the time, coz those were the options and information, gut that made us choose it. Either way, we may regret if we didnt choose it. it is easy to regret on hindsight but that's not being fair when you looked at the same choice in future.

also a choice made today doesnt mean you live the same path for the rest of your life. Most people ended up doing something different because they found new priorities, passions, met new people and learnt new things. this is just a start that will equip you with experiences to lead you somewhere else. :)

last but not least, i would encourage you to talk about it specifically to a few people who are doing what you might want to chose, to get an honest opinion from people who's been there, done that. hope this helps and good luck!
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Anthony’s Answer

Hello! Please, note the following, concerning how to make the right choice :-
1. Consider all the types of choices.
2. Consider your interest and general knowledge in each of them.
3. List the various choices, in order of scale of preferences, thereby helping to reveal the best one.

Best regards in your vision.
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Karina’s Answer

Be kind to yourself. Making big life decisions can be hard and challenging. You will make many career decisions throughout your lifetime, so this decision does not define you and is not a make-or-break deal. Also, it is okay to have a nonlinear career trajectory. I like to first journal out my thoughts. It is very therapeutic, and helps you brainstorm ideas on how to approach the decision. I always like making a pro and con list for each option and then I go from there. It really depends on the context in which the decision is being made. I always find the pro and con list helpful to start. I would also recommend reaching out and explaining your options to a close friend or family member and get their advice.
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Kellie’s Answer

Give yourself plenty of time to sit back and think about both options. What will each of them bring you? What will be the downside? Discuss with family members and friends - they might think about factors that you haven't yet considered.

Good luck!
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Elizabeth’s Answer

Hi there

Not sure what area of decisions you’re facing right now, but please understand, nothing is forever. I find it helpful to be open to new things, while also being committed. Every stage of life, education, career development etc will have it’s individual challenges and tough times. Try it. Give it you’re all. If it’s not for you, move on. Very few choices we make in life are forever. Stay open minded to all the possibilities around you
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Juliana’s Answer

You will never be sure that a choice was the right one. Every choice will come with pros and cons, there is never a perfect one.
My suggestion is to write down a very honest list of the pros and cons of each option you have and ask yourself: 1) Which option the 'Pros' items excite you the most? and 2) Which 'Cons' items you can and can't live with? Choose the one that you can live with the 'Cons' and gets the most excited about the 'Pros'. If you feel like you don't know enough about the pros and cons of each option, you should start by searching online and asking as many people as you can.
This approach will help you make a smart decision, but you will never know if it was the perfect right one. If you end up choosing something that in the future seems not right for you, you can always use the experience you got and the lessons you learned to make new choices and move to new directions.
My only advice is to make the best choice you can today with the information and knowledge you have. Make a choice.
It's better to make an imperfect choice now, than getting paralyzed by wanting to make a perfect one and not going anywhere.
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