#MyMomAlwaysSays: "When you're faced with making a big decision..."

#MyMomAlwaysSays: "When you're faced with making a decision..."

The success of my Air Force career can be traced back to this very lesson from my mom.

Sometimes a situation in front of us can seem like a huge mountain to climb. But often, if we take time, pause, and rest in our initial feelings towards that decision, it’s not as hard to make a decision as you may think.

When the Air Force offered me a job working for NATO at the Allied Joint Force Command in the Netherlands, I was torn!

I knew I wanted to get off active duty to run my online health coaching business, but working for NATO? Seriously?!

My initial feeling was that this opportunity was an incredible one, but that it wasn’t right for me.

So while I wrestled with the pressure of having to make a decision, I consulted the small handful of people whose opinions I care most about, I listened to what my gut was telling me, and I slept peacefully that night.

The following day, I declined the assignment and felt a huge sigh of relief.

While it wasn’t an easy one, I knew I’d made the right decision for me.

So glad I slept on it.