So I always hear this question from people...
Should I be happy with what I have or should I seek out something better?
It's the age old question of whether to settle down or trade up.
When it comes to any decision in life...choosing a school, degree, career, place to live, an investment decision, or even your spouse and life partner--how do you know when you are making the right decision?
Maybe you like or love what's in front of your eyes, but you still don't know 100% if there's something better out there for you.
Every choice means you are settling in some way, because let's face it, nothing is perfect in life!
When is good, good enough for you?
There are trade-offs with every decision.
And it's a matter of what YOU can live with!
A guy may say, "I like this girl, but I'm not sure whether she's the one for me or that I really want to settle down with long-term."
Someone else says, "I'm studying to be an accountant, but you know I really always liked psychology."
And yet a third person says, "I like working at company ABC, but maybe I can learn something new or do better financially for myself and family if I go somewhere else."
So when do you settle down and when do you try to trade-up?
The dilemma is fateful because you don't want to lose what you have, but you also don't want to potentially miss out on something even better for you.
Listen, we're not prophets!
No one knows whether your investment in something is going to pay off in spades or land you flat on your butt.
All you can do is try to weight the pros and cons of every decision.
If you treat life like a roulette game in Las Vegas, the one thing that is pretty sure is that at some point, you will lose it all to the house.
So choose wisely and make sure you are passionate about your choice and that can live with it over time.
Know that you made the best decision you could by looking at it from all angles.
And most important of all, be grateful for everything you have--these are blessings from the Almighty Above and you need to have faith that He/She is guiding and helping you all along the way. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)