The choices you are making for your future, are going to impact how it will turn out in the end. Making the right choices today, will help you make confident decisions that will shape your future into whatever you want it to be.
How do most people make choices?
Most people make choices by trying to get advice from others. They usually ask their closest friends, family and relatives for advice. You probably do the same thing.
Getting another person’s view on the problem and asking them to give advice on it, is a great way to start. But the one critical step that many people fail to add to their advice-seeking, is linking it back to what they want for themselves. They often take the advice from the other person as final and then make decisions based on that.
Here’s the problem I see with that method…
Any advice given to you by another person, is advice that comes from that person’s set of values, beliefs and life objectives. It is based on THEIR experience of life and not yours.
Their advice could also be based on their experience and expectations of you and if they don’t believe you can do the things you want to do to solve your problem, then their advice would immediately discourage you from trying and in that way, instantly limit your potential.
So how do I make meaningful choices for myself, then?
To make meaningful choices that will lead to confident decision-making you have to take the advice given to you by others back home with you and then sit down and ask yourself these 5 important questions about your choices:
1.  Why do I need to make this choice?
2.  Where do I want this choice to lead me?
3.  How could this choice impact my life in a positive way?
4.  How could this choice impact my life in a negative way?
5.  What am I willing to give /work hard at to make this choice valuable for me?
Going through these questions helps give you more clarity and also deepens your commitment to the choices you are making for your life. If you’re willing to just take the time to strip your choices down to their bare essentials on paper and figure out what they mean for your future, you’ll be well on your way to making confident decisions that will take you wherever you dream of going.
What wonderful surprises and adventures will your choices lead you to?