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.

So relax.

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.