Millions of people everyday find themselves in a crossroad. We make several decisions that range from the smallest and insignificant ones up to the biggest and most important that has a strong impact in our lives. The big decisions that we make may have an effect that we can immediately feel or may be fully realized after a few days, weeks, months or even a year. The simple things we have to decide on every day are as follows, the food that we eat, the time we wake up, if we will go to school or the office, will we bring a car or just take any public transportation, will you buy a new pair of shoes, bag or a new wardrobe etc. These things may have an effect on the day itself but doesn’t even matter after it happen. On the other hand, major decisions like if you will go to college or start looking for a job, will you marry the person you are in relationship with presently, will you invest in a car, lot and maybe start building your dream home, will you take the job offer in a different state or country, will you expand your business by purchasing a brand new premium Paint Booth or will you invest in the latest and most up to date tools, equipment, etc. that will be very beneficial to your line of business. These kinds of decisions should be well thought of for a couple of days or weeks as it truly has a big impact on what will happen in your future. For instance, if you are deciding whether to purchase a brand new home, a car or any kind of investment for that matter that will require you to shell out a big amount. The first thing you have to consider is that will you be able to pay for the whole amount immediately? Considering that you can, wont this have an effect to your cash flow and budget in the coming months? If you wont be paying the full amount and is considering to get a loan or apply for financing, given the circumstances like your monthly income and expenses, will you be able to pay for the monthly amortization in the next few months? Do you think that it is the perfect time to purchase such a thing rather than prioritizing your other obligations? Think about it not only a thousand times just to make sure that you are on the right track and that you will not regret making this decision for the rest of your life.
When making decisions, one of the very first things you have to look at are the possible consequences that you may be faced with. Will you be able to overcome them? Can you eventually handle its effects? Secondly, check your other options and weigh its effect if you choose one from the other.