It may be family, work, or even choosing to read a book or another one, or just replying “yes” or “no” to a question, each decision you make has a consequence. This one can sometimes seem to be negative, and it’s when you begin to think that you should have done the contrary.
Should you have taken the other way, something in your life might have changed.
However, each one of these apparent “bad” decisions should be considered as an opportunity to learn and grow as a person.
Something else we should not forget either is that your decision has some kind of impact on others’ life, above all on people close to you. Let’s give an example. I decided to look for another job a few months ago and I am now working in another place. At the beginning, this seemed to be a good decision. Indeed, there was no possibility to grow professionally in my previous job and it was quite far away from home. Now, I work in a place closer to home but in fact, because of my work schedule, I can be even less with my boyfriend than before. As a consequence, my decision had and has an important (too important) consequence on our mutual life.
I just think (and hope) he’s right when he says that everything happens for a good reason… maybe tomorrow I’ll see the ray of light and confidence I’m looking and working for.