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Making the Hard But Right Decision
“Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same.”
There probably have been or will be times in your life when you will be faced with a hard decision, once made, will be the right decision. Adults may need to lay off employees in order to save the business. They may need to decide who to promote from several employees, while knowing that those that do not receive the promotion may decide to seek other opportunities, thus leaving you with having to hire more employees.
Teens are faced with making decisions as to whether to drink or vape at a party like their friends are or saying no, even though this may result in being ostracized from the group. Another choice of theirs is deciding on what college to attend: attend a high priced, well known college by all or attend the local college that will leave them with debt free degree?
Some of the decisions to these examples may seem like no brainers but unless they are yours to make we cannot be the judge and jury on what the outcome should be because we are not in the shoes of that individual having to make that particular decision. In other words it isn’t our experience or story to complete.
Now what is often overlooked is that sometimes the hardest decision and the right decision is actually not even making a decision at all. For example, have you ever been engaged in a conversation where you found yourself getting agitated because your point of view is either not being agreed with or worse, not even being acknowledged at all? I know I have. It can be very frustrating and it may make you want to say something our of anger that you may later regret. This is where deciding not to say something at all could be the right decision.
What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards increasing your responsible decision making skills in your own life?
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