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My word: Nothing wrong with fumbling over choices

 There are few things that are nearly as uncomfortable about facing a dilemma and having absolutely no idea how to start solving it (Shutterstock)

You might be at a point in your life where you have several urgent decisions to make. Some of these choices are neither enticing nor exciting. But you must pick one in order to survive. So which one should you choose?

“Always go with the choice the scares you the most because that’s the one that is going to help you grow,” said  of Caroline Myss is a five-time New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality and mysticism, health, energy medicine, and the science of medical intuition.

Clearly, Myss is not one to be shy about making big decisions. Myss is a master at taking big leaps and reaping from them. One of her books, Anatomy of the Spirit, is a New York Times bestseller that has been published in 28 languages and has sold over 1.5 million copies.

I’ve been struggling with a few big decisions lately and it’s only when I have read Myss’s words that it has occurred to me that I should welcome any feelings of uncertainty and indecision are they are a normal party of this process.

There are few things that are nearly as uncomfortable about facing a dilemma and having absolutely no idea how to start solving it. It’s even harder when all you want to do is wallow in the status quo rather than have to make an uncomfortable decision – especially one that you know is sure to change your life forever and there would be no going back.

But that’s the beauty of making decisions – they are a step towards something, well, different. Someone once said that change is as good as a rest. At least, that’s what we hope. Change can be good or bad. It all depends on how you adjust to the change.

It doesn’t have to be quickly – everyone needs their own time to adapt. How you adapt is important and that’s why it’s important to let go of regret once you have made a decision and implemented it. If you’ve been going around in circles over a decision you have to make, remember that you are only human.

Yes, you might make the wrong decision and end up regretting it. But as American rock band The Fray sang, sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same.


 Christine Koech, Editor, Eve

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