Choosing to Take a Leap of Faith

Some of the best things that people have acquired in their lives have occurred because they have taken a leap of faith. Decision-making can be extremely difficult, and it is never easy to know which direction to take.

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I personally find it very hard to make decisions. I am probably one of the most indecisive people out there. It takes me nearly half an hour to decide on something simple, such as which cold drink to buy, or what to order off a menu. Every time I make a decision, I try to contemplate the outcome, and I worry that I am making the wrong choice.

If making these small decisions is stressful for me, you can only imagine how I cope with bigger and more important decisions!

As you get older, there seems to be increasingly bigger and more important decisions to be made. I guess this is a part of growing up! Unlike deciding on which chocolate to buy, “grown up” decisions carry more responsibility, as there is more at stake.

I know that many people, like me, would rather avoid making decisions altogether, so as to avoid all the stress that accompanies it. Unfortunately, we can’t go through life with our heads buried in the sand. If you keep avoiding and ignoring a decision that needs to be made, the situation may just get worse, and you may even let a great opportunity slip through your fingers.

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I have come to the realisation that although some levels of apprehension is healthy when making decisions, too much anxiety can become counter-productive.

Sometimes you just need to go with your gut feeling and take a leap of faith.

If you are in the process of deciding whether or not to study, be comforted by the thought that there are many people who are grappling with this same decision, weighing up the different options and outcomes, and considering every single “if” “but” and “maybe”.

The truth is that no matter how hard we try, we will never be able to predict our future. Although it is wise to make an informed decision, there is no point in stressing about all the “what ifs” in life.

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Sometimes when you are stuck with a difficult decision, it is best to simply take a leap of faith. Go with your gut feeling, and do what feels right.

Take that leap of faith, and register with College SA today!

Will I still love this tomorrow?

Driving in my car the other morning, I heard the worst news ever. My strong heart shattered into a million little pieces, and tears filled my eyes … my favourite morning show was coming to an end!

Gareth Cliff and his team of misfits (with the exception of one) were leaving 5FM. Calls flooded the radio show’s switchboard and disbelief filled the air – with listeners point blankly stating that it was an April Fool’s joke. Of course, an April Fool’s prank would be expected from Gareth Cliff – because that is how he operates. But that would be a very cruel prank.

Well, two weeks later, I’m sad to announce (drum roll please…) it wasn’t a prank. I am now faced with the task of finding a new morning show to listen to – one that will keep me listening and interested for 3 hours a day, Monday to Friday, until Gareth and the team realise the error of their ways and come back to 5FM.

While station hopping, I realised that when it comes to choosing something that is good for you, there are so many things to consider, such as:

• Will I still love this tomorrow?

• Will I still be interested in this in 6 months time?

• What are the advantages or disadvantages of my decision?

I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life

These are the types of questions you need to ask yourself when choosing a specific field of study, too. Remember, unlike with choosing a radio station, studying does not afford you the luxury of hopping from one field to the next.

When I was choosing my field of study, I asked myself a number of questions. Who would’ve known that so many years later, those very same questions would come to my aid in this difficult time. When making important decisions, such as what to study, it is also beneficial to ask other people for advice.

However, you need to be wary about who you ask for advice. After all, this is something that will be a part of your life for the next 6 months or more. When it comes to choosing something that requires lots of commitment, it is always best to go for expert advice. Of course I talk to myself. Sometimes I need expert advice.