There are so many ways to make a choice when faced with a fork in the road! It can feel scary to decide when the outcome is uncertain. People rely on a variety of decision-making tools – pro/con lists, writing down your options and then picking one, getting advice from friends, family or mentors, prayer, meditation, taking a walk to think.
But psychologists and life coaches are discovering more and more that following your first impulse usually yields the most favorable results. The reason for that is simple – your life is, in a word, yours. No one can live it but you.
There is a right way and a wrong way to proceed, however! Being rash or impulsive is usually the quickest route to having extra work to do to make up for your overly hasty actions. Taking things step by step and researching a given option thoroughly before acting on it will prevent regrettable mistakes and unnecessary do-overs. But giving due recognition to the first solution that comes to you validates every faculty that we have at our disposal – our mind, heart, body, spirit and values.