Some decisions are easy, while others have many unknowns that make it difficult to know which to choose. In these cases, people often delay making a decision. Instead, they gather more information, talk with others, explore options, evaluate pros vs. cons, and wrestle with looking at the issue from multiple angles.

For choices with major consequences, doing diligence is important but even with well-researched inputs, there comes a point when it is time to decide — and to accept the path we have chosen. Author Seth Godin writes: “If you don’t have enough information to make a statistically defensible decision, merely choose.”

If the decision isn’t clear cut — say, deciding which college to attend or whether to buy Car A or Car B — then both sides of the fork in the road will have pros. Both sides of the fork will have cons. Both sides will probably make things better.

Not all decisions have a right or wrong answer, no matter how mightily you try to find one. Let go of the angst.

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