Speaking of, there are countless circumstances we find ourselves in where the best decision is not making one at all. I say this because the situation may be out of our control. Whether it’s reporting to a toxic boss you inherited from a recent promotion or a merger that sent people packing, a lot of your day-to-day living is completely left up to chance.

And while there are things you just can’t control, you can control the path you choose in shaping the life you want. You can make choices that often lead to peace and harmony in relationships, success on the job, and very few regrets in life.

5 Smart Choices That Will Pave the Way to Your Success

Decisions, decisions, decisions. What comes first? Well, we need to simplify things into a workable plan that you can incorporate into your daily life. The strategy is to keep you from making dumb choices, right? Focus daily on these five choice areas and success will be just around the corner.

1. Choose to stop feeling sorry for yourself.

If life threw you a fastball when you were expecting a curve and you struck out on an important decision, stop getting up every morning (or going to bed every night) thinking, obsessing, questioning, second-guessing, and psychoanalyzing every “what if” scenario.

Corcoran Group founder and Shark Tank mogul Barbara Corcoran has some truth to impart here:

The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.

Be like the most successful people and entrepreneurs: Bounce back, learn from your mistake, chalk it up to experience, remember the lesson in the future, and forget the rest.

As you recover and heal from whatever pain was inflicted on you, having a mindset of putting “the past in the past” releases you from the chains of guilt and analysis paralysis. Face it–your mistake cannot be undone. But you can choose to learn from it and move on…

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