I think I have discovered the secret to life! This secret is...are you ready?
Make a decision, and stick to it.
Just think for a moment what that statement means. When I think to all of the times I have been down in the dumps, or observed a friend or family member down and out, what these situations all have in common is dwelling in the past/regretting a decision. If it truly was the wrong decision, than fix it dear Henry. But if it wasn't, get over it and move on with life.
I am in no way implying that I have made all the RIGHT decisions. Absolutely, I have not. But I have stuck to every one of them, without reserve, and because of this, I am happy, successful, and always looking forward to my next crossroads. Cheers!
*After writing this, I realized I can never fully express what I am trying to say, so here are some quotes that capture my thoughts:
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward.” -Amelia Earhart
“Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.” -Brian Tracy
“It is not always what we know or analyzed before we make a decision that makes it a great decision. It is what we do after we make the decision to implement and execute it that makes it a good decision.” -William Pollard
“Decisions, particularly important ones, have always made me sleepy, perhaps because I know that I will have to make them by instinct, and thinking things out is only what other people tell me I should do” -Lillian Hellman
“All my life, whenever it comes time to make a decision, I make it and forget about it” -Harry S Truman