Confused on how to choose between two great things?
In this article you will learn what you should do if you are confused between two equal opportunities, and to choose between two great things, but you can’t have them both at the same time?
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Choose Between Two Great Things
In my experience, I often encounter some confusing situations in which I am force to decide or choose a given situation over the other.
For example, I really want to pursue my passion in making online ministry, but I cannot do this because I have 8-5 office work. However, if I quit my job, I will have no money to support my ministry. Literally, I have no money to support it. So how can I be successful in pursuing my passion without relying with my work?
Should I quit my job and pursue my passion?
These are scenarios, which you can use to test how firm your decision would be.
In the following sections of this class, I will share with you how did I chose my passion (e.g. online ministry) over my career and in the end I was still able to pursue my passion while working 8-5.
You know, success is all about good decision-making!
Here are my four tips to choose between two great things.
Learn to avoid the most expensive mistake in life
Are you thinking of joining an online program to improve your business?
As a customer, you have these questions in your mind and so you ask your friends opinions about it, and you read some reviews in the internet. You want to know if it is a fraud or not.
Finding the advantages and disadvantages, you now have to make your decision based on what you learned from their opinions and reviews.
When making a decision, think about this:
If things do not work for others, then do not bother doing it.
The reason why we have history books is to learn from the past. The most common example is the Bible. It is written to inspire and correct the people and to learn from the experiences. With this, I encourage you to read books and listen to other people’s experiences.
As the wise man said in the old testament, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” By this, you will know how they go about their daily struggles in life especially in decision-making.
If you follow other people’s decision in life, you are at peril in committing the same mistake. This is the most expensive mistake that will happen to you. So learn from them and avoid it.
Read more stories how to choose between two great things here.
Clarify your thoughts
Are you confused whether to stay in your current job or change a career or pursue your passion?
Don’t jumped immediately on making hard decisions.
Success depends upon the decisions we make daily. If you have a plan, make up your mind and clarify your thoughts.
Assess each option by looking at the advantages and disadvantages it offers you. In this way, you will receive more insights into the pros as well as the consequences of such a decision. Remember that there are no guarantees, and wrong decisions are always made at hindsight.
So choose…decide…and believe, knowing that you are choosing the best option for yourself now.
Also, envision the kind of life you would like for yourself. You need to write down all the details that you would like to see and experience in your life. Remember that what you choose today will be who you are in the future. So, choose carefully.
Simply choose what really makes you happy. If you are not happy anymore with your work then make a change. Find another one. Success means to be happy with everything you do. If you are not happy then you are not successful.
So, choose what makes you tick.
In short, choose what you really want to become. In the end, it is your decision that matters, not from other people.
Most importantly, “Commit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed.”
Listen to your inner voice.
How can you listen to your inner voice?
Let me tell you my story.
In one occasion, I had the dilemma whether to quit my job or pursue my passion. I really like to quit my job because I want to pursue my online ministry. I love to collect stories from the community and post in online. However, there is no internet connection in our work place. Therefore, I am force to choose which of the two options: online ministry (my passion) or career.
To pursue my dreams means to quit my job. I cannot have them both. No work means no money. So how can I support my ministry online?
In addition, my family also had a loan that amounted to almost $3500 dollars approximately and unfortunately, if we cannot pay this loan our house will be taken over by the bank.
One day our manager asked me if I am still interested to extend my contract. Of course, I like the work but I like to pursue my dreams and passion. Now my work seems to be a hindrance in pursuing my dreams. Even if I will continue with my work, still it will not be enough to pay the bank loan.
What will you do if you were in my shoes?
Let us continue, on June 28, 2013, I prayed and read the Bible hoping that I would receive some answers to my prayers. This is what I do in making a decision. This time, I prayed that God would guide me and help me know how to answer the request of my boss to stay in my job. In that same morning, I found inspiration to make my decision final.
The Lord says in Isaiah 55:3, NIV: “Give ear and come to me; hear me that your soul may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you; my faithful love promised to David.”
I will quit my job and pursue my passion no matter what.
In that moment, I felt that God was calling me to leave my current work position and pursue my plan. God does not want me to waver from one decision to another. He told me that I needed to continue in His plans and follow the ways of my heart.
Again he said: “Give ear and come to me.”
In an instant, I was relieved. My confusion had disappeared.
If you have a goal in mind, and something exists that is hindering you from achieving that goal, get rid of it! I mean, make a firm decision. Go for it. Life is not a matter of flipping coins in choosing between two great things. You have to listen to your inner voice.
How can we know that our inner voice speaks to us? Listen closely. Read God’s word and meditate. By this, you know that you are on the right track.
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Do you want to achieve even an inch of your goal in life? Take risk.
If you want to change your career, what is stopping you?
Are you confused which to choose between these two great things?
Take the risk for yourself. Decide what you want. You cannot make any good decision without going through experimentation or trial and error. This is because no one knows the future. Again, to arrive at a sound decision one must take risk despite the odds.
Since life offers no guarantees and you will never know what the results of making a decision will be until you have made it, then you might as well take the risk and decide.
Although it is true that one wrong turn could get you lost, it could also be a turn that could be an opportunity for an adventure. It could be your chance to embark on a new road that will open up exciting possibilities for you.
Ultimately, you have the choice between being a lost traveler or an adventurous pilgrim of life.
You can read my full story here in making wise decisions.
Whether it is the right decision or not, only time will tell. Whatever may be the case, do not regret your decision, no matter what will be the outcome. Instead, decide to learn from it and remember that you always have the choice to make better decisions in the future.
What is stopping you?
Take risks. Robert Kiyosaki said, “Only people who take risks change the world.” People who do not take the risk of changing the status quo remain in the same position and the people who go against the flow succeed.
Taking risk is stepping out of faith and trusting in God. If you do not take risk, you will never see how God will manifest blessings into your life.
Sadly, according to Michael Gerber in his book E-myth, only 5% of people have the ability to take such risks.
If you like to be successful, join the five percent risk takers.
Blessings are always there. Success is always there. We just need to take the risk.
With all these life lessons: Learning from other peoples mistakes, clarifying my thoughts by choosing what I really want, listening to my inner voice and taking the risk.
I made a decision to choose my passion over career. Although, I choose my passion but in the end, I have them both. I am now a blogger but full time college professor.
Want to know what happened in the story?
I want you to read the book Wise Decisions here. It has four stars review in Readers Favorite.
I hope that with this article how to choose between two great things. It is time now to fulfill what you really want in life. Remember life is full of choices.
It always involves choices. The only thing is that we have to make the right one. Chances are sometimes we do not. So make no regrets, learn from it.
Looking towards hearing from your successful journey.