I met a woman last night who moved to New York and spent her first month deciding if she was going to stay. Every night before she would get into bed, she would write a yes or a no on a calendar indicating whether or not she would want that day repeated again. At the end of the month, she looked at her calendar and saw more yes’s than no’s and decided to stay.
When it comes to decision-making, we have to weigh two sides. Our rational and our emotional sides: one option feels better while the other option looks better. Or, in this woman’s case, one option includes hard data like number and “proof” of some sort, while the other option was just soft data–instinct, intuition and feeling. Neither are right, but understand that when your decision comes down to it, how you make it is entirely dependent on what kind of person you are: to listen to hard data or soft, to go with your rational side or logical side.
Listen to what they’re telling you. About your decision and about yourself.