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  • Writer's pictureAlpesh Patel

Choosing Wisely: A Humorous Guide to Life's Big Decisions

"What were you thinking?"


Ah, decision making. It's a skill we all need, whether we're choosing a career path, investing in stocks, or, in my wife's case, deciding to marry a guy like me. (Seriously, honey, what were you thinking?)




But don't worry, this isn't just a chance for me to question my wife's judgment (though I'll never pass up that opportunity). It's about helping you make better decisions in your personal and professional life.


So grab a cup of coffee, put on your thinking cap, and let's dive into the mysterious world of decision-making.


Tip #1: Gather Information (Unlike My Proposal)

Before making any decision, it's crucial to gather all the relevant information. Take it from a guy who proposed without checking the weather forecast.

(Rain, really?) Research, ask questions, and make sure you have all the facts before you leap into the unknown.


Tip #2: Consider the Alternatives (But Not Too Much)

When my wife was deciding whether to marry me, she wisely considered all the alternatives. (I'm still not sure how I won that competition.) But don't get stuck in analysis paralysis. Weigh your options, but don't let fear hold you back from making a choice.


Tip #3: Trust Your Gut

Sometimes, you just have to trust your instincts. My wife did when she said "I do," despite raised eyebrows. Your intuition is a powerful tool, so don't be afraid to listen to it, even when others may doubt you.


Tip #4: Learn from Mistakes (Like My Wedding Dance Moves)

Not every decision will be a home run. Trust me, I've seen the video of my wedding dance moves. But mistakes are opportunities to learn and grow. Embrace them, learn from them, and move forward with newfound wisdom.


Decision making is a complex process, filled with triumphs, mistakes, and plenty of "what were you thinking?" moments. But with the right approach, you can make choices that lead to success, happiness, and maybe even a marriage that leaves people scratching their heads.


To my beautiful wife, thank you for making the best (or at least the most entertaining) decision of your life. And to everyone else, happy decision-making. May your choices be wise, your regrets be few, and your dance moves be better.


Thank you Aekta - but I got the gift!


Alpesh Patel OBE


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