The dilemmas we face

Sooner or later every one of us has to face a decision that can have a significant impact on our lives. And often the dilemmas we face make us worried and anxious. Thus overwhelming with the question: which of the two options will be better for us?

The effort we spend on decision-making often depends on what we agreed on a personal level to think about. In other words, what we consider a “common sense”. It isn’t uncommon for us to act on what others will say or think is right.

This is because people most often follow the stereotypes of society and not their own personal needs. However, the problem arises when our needs don’t go hand in hand with the society’s needs.

Decision between what I want and what I need

With this reasoning, at some point we will face a dilemma. What decision should we make: logical or emotional? Do I merely want it, or do I actually need it? To answer that question, we must put the criteria presented to us and all the elements that we must take into account on the scales. As often when making a choice we don’t want to sacrifice any of our achievements.

The changes decisions often bring open new, unknown paths that make consider our upcoming situation. Will we dare to abandon the old and move on to a new tomorrow that may be even more uncertain but may provide us with better life opportunities?

The answers to these dilemmas have to do with our temperament, the way we deal with the challenges but also the priority we give to our own needs. Cowardice is a fairly common symptom that is accompanied by a shift in responsibility.

Thus, at some point we will meet people who expect others to make their decisions for them simply because they don’t feel ready to bear the burden of their own responsibility.

Path to self-knowledge

Whatever decision someone makes, it’s important to come closer to self-understanding. We know ourselves and our needs better than anyone else, therefore we must ask ourselves questions.

We understand our fears and phobias. We wonder what the consequences of our decisions will be. We come in contact with our emotion and recognize what we want to have in our lives.

This way we strengthen the concept of responsibility which contributes to the positive development of ourselves. It is a process, if you will, of an informal agreement between our needs and wants with consideration of the challenges that unfold before us.

So the next time you find yourself at a crossroads in your life and you have to take responsibility and face a dilemma, don’t back down. Look at the question straight away, take the messages it sends you and move on with less wondering about “what if…”

 

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