The truth is that we cannot know for sure what will happen with the decisions that we make.
We can list the pros and cons. We can get advice from those we trust. We can figure and speculate all we want, only to get lost in the maze of not knowing.
This “not knowing” can paralyze us at times. Why?
Because we crave certainty, and we are afraid to fail.
But the only real failure is in our NOT trying.
We’ve all made “bad” decisions in our lives. And we’ve also made “good” ones. Our decisions, whether good or bad, have led us somewhere, which is right here, right now. We are where we are now because of our decisions, both good and bad. Even when we’ve “failed,” we’ve learned something from the experience (is it ever really a “failure” then?).
Telling ourselves we “should have known better” is useless. How could we have known?
Things may not turn out exactly as we hope, but they do turn out somehow. Sometimes we win; sometimes we learn, but we never truly fail.
Be willing to try new things and be okay if what you try is not a complete success.