Feeling Doubt About a Decision

by Rachel Miller

March 15, 2022

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Some decisions are unsettling. There are very real consequences to consider. It’s stressful! How to know the right decision to make? How do you decide without worrying about the outcome?

Consider:

  • Look back to a similar decision when you were worried about the outcome, there were costs involved, and you took the leap anyway–even with lingering doubt.
    • Consider how you are so grateful now you made that decision.
    • Could this decision be one of those?

  • Any impactful decision will have risks and costs. Ask yourself:
    • What are the costs of not going forward?
    • What is the potential gain?

  • Remember the power of focus: what you focus on is all that you experience.
    • Choose to make this decision impactful and it will be. Decide to make this the best decision you’ve made and it will be.
    • Regardless of the outcome, you can make this decision work in your favour.

  • Remember, you always feel this way:
    • Recall how in the moment of decision, you always feel doubt, but in the moment of action, you always know what to do.
    • Deep down, even if you don’t feel it yet, you know what to do.

  • Focus on what you can control:
    • Prepare for the possible consequences and challenges and then trust yourself to adapt.
    • Remind yourself that there will be many unknowns along the way.
    • You’ve been through this before, and you can do this again. No matter the outcome, you will adapt. You always do.

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