Know All Your Options Before You Make a Choice
Options that you are unaware of can influence you life as strongly as those that you do know about.
If you don't know about something then you can't take it into consideration.
You can't choose an option that you don't know you have.
Sometimes it is overwhelming to have too many choices and in some cases it is better to have only a few choices presented to you.
Choice just for the sake of choice isn't really helpful, as you find out when faced with over-long restaurant menus, or stores filled with a hundred varieties of every single item.
At times though, it is essential to know all the options available to you before making a decision.
Make sure that you do your research, take your time and ask plenty of questions, so that you know as much as possible about the choices you have.
This becomes more important when your choice will have a big impact on your life.
When faced with major life choices get some outside help.
Discuss the options you are aware of with a friend, a coach or a family member and see if they can see other options that you have missed.
They might come up with something that you'd never even thought of because it is outside your own experience.
Your experience is limited to your own life, a fresh perspective can bring in options that might be obvious to someone else but which you had completely overlooked.
A friend who is a school career advisor often comes across school leavers who assume that college isn't an option for them, because their parents can't afford to send them.
She is able to inform them of scholarship funds and student loans, so that they can make an informed choice about going to college versus finding a job.
Do your research, get support from an outside advisor and make sure that you are aware of all your options before making your choice.
Use all the resources available to you, and take your time.
You may have many more options than you think.