Making your own decisions empowers you to take charge of your life—and your success! The older you get, the more important your decisions become. In high school, for example, you begin to make key decisions about your education and career paths.

Above all, don’t be afraid of making the wrong decision. In hindsight, you might learn things that would have changed your mind had you known about them earlier. This is normal; don’t let it stall your decision making. Realize that no decision is perfect and that all choices are made with at least some degree of uncertainty. Mistakes lead to the best lessons, so take advantage of them. Find out what went wrong and remember it for future decisions.

How to Make Decisions