⌄ Scroll down to continue ⌄

4 Paths To Making The Right Decision

⌄ Scroll down to continue ⌄
4 Paths To Making The Right Decision

Usually, when considering which paths we should take there are only two: The Right Path and The Wrong Path. Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus of The Minimalists share two extra paths to mull over next time you have a life changing decision to make. Time to consider ‘The Left Path’ and ‘No Path’:

Whenever we fail to make a decision, we fail to grow.

⌄ Scroll down to continue reading article ⌄

⌄ Scroll down to continue reading article ⌄

As we approach each of life’s proverbial forks in the road, we are not merely faced with two potential courses of action. Rather, as many as four choices appear in front of us at each fork.

The right path. Often the correct decision is glaring; the right path is illuminated, clear for miles, obvious to everyone. Whenever this is the case, seize the opportunity—take the right path.

⌄ Scroll down to continue reading article ⌄

⌄ Scroll down to continue reading article ⌄

The wrong path. Similarly, there are some paths that’re blatantly incorrect, filled with obstacles and venomous creatures lurking about. Avoid these routes, even when they appear to be beautiful or tantalizing or easy.

The left path. Sometimes, though, the fork presents two equally viable options: The right path is right, but so is the left. Or maybe you cannot tell which path is correct from your vantage point. In these instances it is most important to simply pick either path, using all available relevant information, and keep moving forward. Even if we pick the wrong path, we grow from the failure.

⌄ Scroll down to continue reading article ⌄
⌄ Scroll down to continue reading article ⌄

No path. Paradoxically, when we are faced with two unknown paths—left and right—we often freeze with indecision, stuck in our own decision-making paralysis. This is the worst option of all. Not deciding is always a bad decision.

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 2 million readers. They live in Montana by way of Dayton, Ohio. Feat. on: CBS, NPR, Forbes, USA Today, Wall St. Journal, Boston Globe, Zen Habits. Read about our 21-day journey.

⌄ Scroll down to continue reading article ⌄
⌄ Scroll down to continue reading article ⌄

The Right Path, Wrong Path, Left Path And No Path | The Minimalists

More by this author

Siobhan Harmer

Siobhan is a passionate writer sharing about motivation and happiness tips on Lifehack.

Why a Happy And Successful Life Is More Than Just Money
Why a Happy And Successful Life Is More Than Just Money
how to be a social success
How to Be a Social Success: 7 Secrets
How To Create The Ultimate Online Portfolio
How To Create The Ultimate Online Portfolio
Get To Know Your Personality Type
Get To Know Your Personality Type
10 Must Have Apps For Every Mac Owner
10 Must Have Apps For Every Mac Owner

Trending in Lifestyle

1 15 Health Benefits of Coffee According to Science 2 The Ultimate Coffee Guide For Energy Boost 3 10 Healthy Benefits of Green Tea and the Best Way to Drink It 4 Weighted Blanket for Anxiety and Insomnia: How to Make It Work 5 Can’t Sleep? How to Fall Asleep Faster And Sleep Better

Read Next

Advertising
Advertising

Explore the Full Life Framework

Advertising
Advertising