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Changing Your Mind

The other day I saw a facebook post agonizing over a decision to be made. One thing I’ve learned in my time off is that, you just make the best decision you can make at the time you make it. But here is the secret in that sauce – it’s ok to change your mind later.

I’ll use an example. I moved. To a much smaller house. I went to Ikea and in my rush paid to put together a TV stand and a daybed and bought a dresser on Craigslist. After looking at it, I realized that I wanted a different TV stand, different dresser and a smaller daybed. I will ultimately come out the loser financially in this transaction, but the winner on what I want. Had I not gone with my original choices, based on the information I had at the time I made those decisions, I wouldn’t have ultimately wound up with a better choice.

We feel as if each decision is irrevocable, but unless the decision is really life or death, it is not. You have the option to change later. Changing may mean some form of loss such as money or time. But inevitably, as the circumstances around your first choice change, it’s ok to change your mind. Don’t change your mind on a whim, but do change your mind on the basis of change in the information.

And it will turn out ok.

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