Before any big decision in life, you most likely feel nervous; unsure of your ability to make the correct decision. One moment you picture the best outcome and the next you picture the worst. This happens all the time when looking at investments, relationships, where to go to school, etc, etc.
With over analysis comes paralysis. And there is nothing worse than not making a decision.
Here are three questions to ask yourself that has helped me through many situations.
1) What is the best thing that could happen?
2) What is the worst thing that could happen?
3) What is the most likely to happen?
This can help you visualize how much risk you are taking.
If the best thing that can happen far out weighs the worst thing that can happen – go for it. But, do not forget about the most likely thing to happen. Too often people only look at the absolute best and worst outcomes, ignoring what is most likely to happen.
So the next time you are facing a potential life changing decision, ask yourself ALL THREE of the above questions.