Having to make a decision and not knowing what you’re going to receive in the end can be extremely scary. You don’t want to put time and effort into something and in return leave empty handed or even worse than before.
The outcome of this situation could make you extremely embarrassed to go out in public or you will be the talk of the town for a great while.
I think we’ve all been in an situation like this sometime in our life. Whether it’s picking a new job, going to college, starting a relationship or a new business, all of us have had to make decisions when we weren’t completely sure on the outcome. That’s life though. It’s about trusting yourself, taking a leap of faith, and seeing how you land.
All of what I mentioned above is the topic of taking risks. We risk a lot of things in our life. Starting a new job that you end up not enjoying, having a significant other that you end up not marrying. Creating a new business and it failing.
We put time and effort into things that we don’t know if they will pan out or not.
Keep an Open Eye
Whatever decisions you need to make, you need to keep your eyes open. Take the time to make sure that you know what you’re getting into, no matter the situation.
Be extra thorough in making sure you know every single detail about the situation. Look for signs that might give you some help on whether or not you should go through with it. You don’t want to suprised by a small detail after you’ve made a committment, and now you’re in a bad spot.
When I graduated from college, I had two positions open that I was choosing from. Thinking a lot about what knowledge I wanted to gain from both jobs and what I needed for myself helped me a lot in my decision. I risked leaving a job I enjoyed for another position I had no idea if I would continue working there after awhile.
It was a tough choice for me because it was my first job out of college so I wanted to make sure the one I chose was right for me. I have been working this new position since May and has been quite an adjustment.
Whatever you end up choosing, you’re going to make it out the other end. You will never know what choice was the right decision.
Something Even More Terrifying
Like I have mentioned above, investing into something with an unknown outcome can be pretty scary.
It could be completely destroyed and come crashing down on you.
Or it could be the thing you’re know for.
One thing that helps me keep a good perspective on choosing with the unknown is something even more terrifying. It helps to make the decision I need to decide on a little bit easier.
Driving a vehicle.
Most of us do this on a daily basis.
We don’t ever know how the drive will be. We may get in an awful crash or might be perfectly fine.
We get behind the wheel of a vehicle that can go +100 mph and even faster.
We drive along side semi-trucks at high speeds that can weigh up to 15 tons when empty.
It takes a split second decision between getting in a fatal crash and making it to the destination scratch free.
People can get behind the wheel with alcohol in their system and drive while having no comphrension of what they’re doing.
We risk our lives almost on a daily basis by getting in a vehicle.
To me, that’s terrifying.
Take the time to do your due diligence on whatever decision you’re choosing from before you make a commitment. Trust yourself and take the leap of faith.
If you don’t end up landing, then it’s an experience that you can learn from. However, if you do land, well then you probably just achieved something pretty awesome.
Make the jump!
Thanks and Be Great,