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A Quick Guide That'll Make Tricky Decisions a Little Easier to Make

Making decisions is not my greatest strength. Hand me a menu with more than five items and I completely freeze. With so many good options, what if I choose the wrong one?

Obviously, this is a very superficial problem to have. But if it takes me so long to finalize my dinner order, imagine what the process is like for more important scenarios. Like when I decided to leave my full-time job a month ago to dive deeper into my favorite side gig. It took me almost a year to take that risk.

Sometimes, it’s OK to prolong the process. I mean, it didn’t hurt me to stay at my company and gain more experience (and cash) while I figured out what I wanted to do. Not all situations have the luxury of no deadline, though.

Luckily, there actually are strategies that can help. The one shared in the infographic below will show you step-by-step how to choose the best course of action for you and the situation you’re facing. Good luck—you can do it!

Infographic courtesy of OnStride Financial. Photo of person thinking courtesy of Shutterstock.