I’m 32 years old at this point, and I’ve made alot of stupid decisions, a couple really smart decisions.. and many that would fall somewhere in between those two…
Chris Pearson, who designed this version of The Blog Herald, is much younger than I.. and much smarter.. as you can tell from his post about How to Make the Right Decision:
The next time you’re faced with a big decision in life, look no further than yourself and your past for guidance. As long as you never let a decision cost you something that is uniquely you, you will always make the right decision. Screw money – it’s not you. If a decision costs you money (or possessions, or whatever), you’ll get over it. However, if it costs you something that you love, you’ll be like me and wake up one morning wishing that you hadn’t made such critical mistakes.
Chris talks about one of the more important lessons he’s learned about making decisions, which is rather than trying to follow along in the name of pragmatism… it’s better to make sure that you don’t compromise your happiness.
I had a very wise boss one time earlier in my career who told me that I should always make decisions by listening to your heart.. then validating that with your brain.. and then deciding accordingly….
How do you approach making decisions?
Matt Craven is the former editor & publisher of The Blog Herald. Currently, Matt is the co-founder of Bryghtpath LLC, a consulting practice located in Woodbury, Minnesota. Matt's presently looking for new blogging gigs. Ping him at matt (at) bryghtpath dot com. You can follow him on Twitter.