You are going to face some pretty important decisions in your life time.
- Should I take that job?
- Is this the right partner for me?
- Should I get the 13″ or 15″ MacBook Pro?
Now before we get to how to make these tough choices, understand one thing:
At the end of the day it doesn’t really matter.
Eventually we are all going to die.
A thousand years from now no one will really care.
And it doesn’t really matter all the much on the grand scheme of things.
When faced with a sticky decision simply do this:
Imagine you are on your death bed, and ask yourself if you would regret not doing X, Y, or Z when you were younger.
If the answer if yes, go for it!
There is nothing worse than living a life of regret.
And, no, that doesn’t mean you should just go out there and do dumb things.
Especially if you have a family and it’s no longer all about you.
But as Steve Jobs would say, it’s OK to be a little bit foolish and this is how Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon.com) makes important decisions too.
So the next time you are facing a life altering decision, simply cast yourself into the future, and die before you die.
You won’t regret it.