Life can be hard. Every day we are faced with situations that require us to make decisions. Sometimes they are easy decisions to make, such as what to eat for lunch. But sometimes the decisions are more difficult, such as ones that have to do with work or marriage. Whatever the situation, it is you - and only you - who can make that final call. But how do you know if it's the right decision? A decision that will leave you feeling good, ethical, respected? Below are some questions, from Sheerbalance.com, that you can ask yourself before you take that final step in the decision process.
Once you make a decision, you have to live with it. So every decision you make should be one that will leave you able to look at yourself in the mirror with respect. If you feel good about what you have done then you likely made the right decision. If you feel embarrassed, guilty or ashamed, you probably made the wrong one.
Most of us have the ability to know right from wrong. So if something doesn't feel good or seems questionable, it is because your intuition knows it is wrong. So listen to your gut. More often then not it will lead you in the right direction.
Grandma Knows Best
Listen to your elders. They are wiser. They know better. I'm sure you've been told this many, many times. That's because it's true. We all want to please our family and make them proud. So when you're making a decision you should think about whether your grandmother would approve. If you don't think she would, chances are it's the wrong decision to make.
When we make good decisions we tend to be happy and at peace. We can relax, knowing we are ethical people. But bad decisions, ones we know are unethical, can lead to us suffering from physical stress. You may feel sick to your stomach or get headaches or chest pains.
Bad decisions will keep you up at night. Good decisions will allow you to get a good, restful sleep. When faced with a situation, you should think about whether the decision you make will keep you up at night worrying. If you start to stress just thinking about it, you probably already have your answer.