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.