Consider how happy some of us might be. How content. It might blow your mind. But think about how you measure a life well lived. Is it about achievements, or is it about happiness? Is it about things, or is it about connection? Only you can decide. Everyone has to make their own choice.
Deb Knobelman, PhD
I was chatting with a friend yesterday who is deciding between two jobs and she’s worried she’ll make the wrong choice. It’s exacerbated by the fact that it’s all going quickly and she has to decide before she can gather all the info she thinks she needs. I chimed in that it’s not about making the wrong choice — it’s about making the best choice you can at the time with the information you’ve been able to gather until the time when you have to decide. There’ll always be information that we can’t gather — and we have to be okay with that.
I think a life well lived means being at ease with making decisions because I know there will always be some unforeseen variable and I did the best I could with the info I had. This also means I’m less likely to have regrets because decisions are made with self awareness, rather than comparison to others.
Hopefully anyone deciding on a new job can live in the moment of excitement, and not let the uncertainty of their decision cast doubt on an exciting new path