bridge The past couple of days I have been struggling with feeling confident in my decisions. I have been feeling as if I am not really moving forward or accomplishing my goals. Goals are so important! They are important to set, to work toward and achieve. I have so many goals and I don't feel like I am really working towards them.

This is a topic on repeat for me. I can never feel fully confident in a decision; I have been advised that you should always make a decision with purpose. In other words move towards something. If  I decide on something it is because it will help me reach a goal and get to where I want to be.

Sometimes I think I have figured it out, I know what I want. I feel so positive in this decision for a few days or maybe a few weeks, then all of a sudden I break down and panic. I am making the wrong decision, at least I think I am. Why else would I be panicking?

I want  to make decisions that are going to give me great opportunities to be successful. Success for me means going to school and completing my B.A. in English, getting into my top choice schools for my grad degree, making a living from my own business and at the end of it all living somewhere I love.

I decided that basing my decisions off happiness is the way to go. I think too much. I try to rationalized everything. If I am so unsure of my decisions, surely deciding to do what makes me happy is key. This is hard for me too. I know what I want, I just second guess which way of getting it is the  way that will make me happiest. I'm ridiculous.

I am hoping I am not the only one that goes through this, not trusting myself to make the "best" decision. I think when you focus on what you really want and try to make a decision that will help you get there you are moving in the right direction. Try to make the best decision. If  it doesn't work out, try something else.

Ashley