Every day, we are forced to make decisions. Some, more thought-provoking than others. But every single decision has an element of uncertainty because we never truly know if we’re making the ‘right’ one.
As a mother of three, I try my best to do what’s ‘right’ for my children. Every decision I make is based on thorough consideration. But no matter how much I plan, how much I deliberate; I can only do so much.
When I look back on my last 5 years of parenting, there are some decisions that I’m glad I made, others I could’ve done differently.
But I don’t think there is such a thing as a ‘right’ decision. I believe that when you think things through, weigh up the pros and cons, and come to a well-thought out decision; then you are doing the best you possibly can.
Not achieving the desired results does not make it a ‘wrong’ decision; making a hasty decision is what does. Don’t be hard on yourself and dwell on the undesirable results, commend yourself for thinking it out so well in the first place.
Choose your decisions wisely; think things through and consider all the consequences.
I believe if you give yourself the chance to ponder all the possibilities, you are less likely to be filled with regret. And in turn, able to do what is ‘right’… for YOU.
Thuy Le (formerly known as Thuy Yau) is a freelance writer and Youth Work graduate living in Perth, Australia. She loves to share her own personal experiences about overcoming adversity, as she believes that human beings are more capable than they realise. She writes to make a positive difference in the world and to inspire others to learn from themselves and their own experiences. Her writing has been discussed on radio, won writing contests, appeared on The Huffington Post UK and major Australian sites such as news.com.au, SMH, Kidspot and Essential Kids. She is currently writing her first book.