Making Decisions in the Dark

By David Geller   |   February 23, 2015

Do you ever feel like you’re wandering in the dark?

There’s something missing in my life, and I can’t figure out what it is.

My child is struggling, and I don’t know how to help her.

My big project at work is overwhelming.

The sobering truth is there are many times in life where we feel lost and confused. We don’t know what to do; we can’t see the path ahead of us. As we peer into the darkness before us, every step seems treacherous.

We might not be able to see far into the distance, but we often can see a short distance in front of us. Focus on that. Stop asking yourself how to solve the problem; start asking yourself what is the next right step for me to take. Take that one step. Then focus on the next short distance, the next right thing to do.

As you focus on each small step, have faith that you will figure it out. Have faith that you will get to where you need to go. Take a deep breath. Remind yourself of the enormous resources at your disposal, your Signature Talents™ and accrued wisdom, your network, your intelligence, persistence and resilience.

Do you feel like you are wandering in the dark? Can you look to the future with faith and confidence and take that all-important next step?

David Geller

About the Author

CEO David Geller co-founded the firm in 1991 and led the creation of Behavioral Wealth Management. Recognized on numerous prestigious "top financial advisor" lists, David is an in-demand speaker for professional groups and JOYN workshops. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Huffington Post.

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