About Decision Making

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A person should never make an important decision alone, crucial decisions should be well thought out. People, who know you intimately, know what is best for you, and close to you can give you good advice, give you a different perspective, or share their own experience.  

When I had difficulty deciding which classes to take in college, I talked to my teachers and advisors; they had the knowledge and expertise to help me determine which classes were the best ones to take for my future career. I might have chosen unsuitable courses without their advice.  

In college, I had convinced myself that I was not good enough to act in the school play. Therefore, I decided not to audition even though the drama had always been my passion. The day of the audition, a friend of mine asked me why I was not auditioning. When I told her I did not feel I was good enough, she was shocked. She was able to provide me with another perspective on myself and my talents. I rethought my decision and tried out, finally got a lead in the play.  

Last summer when I was trying to decide whether or not I should study overseas, I talked to my friend. This was the best thing I could have done. This was a vital decision for me because I had never been overseas on my own and I was not sure if I could do it. She had studied overseas the previous year. She told me about the challenges and opportunities I might encounter and helped me make the right decision. I went and it was amazing.  

Whenever I am faced with an important decision, I seek advice from others so that I am well-informed and have the benefit of their perspective and experience.
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