5 Ways To Confirm What’s Next In Your Life

We are all in a period of transition whether we realize it or not. Life is consistently moving ahead and based on the actions we take, we are moving out of certain things and towards new things.  Each and every day we have to make lots of decisions. And throughout our life, we have to make some big decisions and sometimes they are hard, let’s face it.

Are you facing a big decision right now? Is there something you need to handle but need clarity on the best decision for yourself? I hope you get some golden nuggets out of this and use these tips to gain big clarity of where you need to go next.

5 Ways To Confirm What’s Next In Your Life

  1. Make The Time and Take Inventory
    In order to determine what is next in your life, it’s important to reduce the noise and take time to figure it out.  I encourage you to block out some time on your calendar (you have to make the time) and stay committed to this appointment. During this time of inventory, list out the pros and cons of every choice and reflect on those. So often we think about things but not putting pen to paper and writing things out. When you get it out of your head and write it down, it instantly gives you a little more focus.
  2. Determine What Brings You Joy
    I believe we all can remember a time in which we made a decision in our life and some time soon after that, we regretted it, in that we should have taken more time in thinking about what we were getting ourselves into.  So this is just a reminder for when you are making a decision, to ask yourself if it is what you really want. Will this decision you make positively add to your life? And ultimately, will it bring you joy?
  3. Don’t Let Others Influence You
    There are a lot of advice givers out there! It’s important for you to distinguish between who is giving you smart counsel and those who are just giving you noise. Does that resonate with you? I think it’s important to have a great support system and run things through a trusted person if you need it. However, just be sure the decision you are making is for yourself and you’re not doing it because of an outside influence.
  4. Acknowledge and Work Through Feelings
    With any transition or shift in your life, there are likely going to be a range of emotions! And of course in the decision making process, unless those feelings are dealt with, you could make a decision that is too emotional. Try to get into the habit of recognizing when emotions trigger and work through them with a trusted person. In the decision making process you want to make sure you are as clear as possible, making the smartest decision for yourself.
  5. Commit to a Plan of Action
    Often, we know of a decision we need to make, but we procrastinate! This is encouragement that after you are clear about the decision you need to make, be ALL IN on it and set a date. And get an accountability partner to make sure you follow through on it!

Okay, now it’s time to hear from you! Did this post resonate with you? Which of the 5 things listed above is something you need to focus most on in your decision making?  I’d love to hear to your comments below and just know I have got your back! I am here for you in your journey.

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Cynthia Bazin is passionate about helping you reduce the noise in your life, providing the best tools and strategies, so you can live your best life. Her expertise is getting you Laser Focused in your Personal Development, Branding and Business Strategy.  She mentors men and women and does Keynote Speaking and Workshops across the country.  Book Cynthia today at www.smartchic.me.

2019-03-07T15:05:46-07:00By |Inspirational Articles|10 Comments


  1. David Reamer March 7, 2019 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    I absolutely love this. The ones that spoke to me is don’t let others influence me and acknowledge and work through feelings. I got to be centered and surrounded by people that encourage and that I can trust. So I can go to them and help me make the right decisions. 😊🙏☀

    • SmartChic March 7, 2019 at 3:48 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much for your feedback David. I am so glad this post resonated with you and thanks for sharing which tips you will focus in on. It’s so important to reduce the noise from the opinions of others and make sure you make the best decision for your life. And absolutely it is so important to surround yourself with loving people that encourage you and are very trustworthy. I’ve got your back David! Thanks again for your contribution.

  2. Terri Klass March 7, 2019 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    I always love all your advice Cynthia and this post is wonderful too! I especially love the point about not having others influence us and following what is personally and professionally meaningful. Thanks Cynthia!

    • SmartChic March 7, 2019 at 4:02 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Terri for your comment on my blog! I appreciate it. It is so easy to want to try to please others or have other people’s opinions influence us, so it’s definitely important to take that step back and make sure we’re making the right decision for ourselves. And at least for me, with each new year, I am more intentional than ever to bring great joy to my life. Thanks again Terri for your awesome contribution!

  3. Ed Hanson March 7, 2019 at 4:29 pm - Reply


    Taking time for oneself on a regular basis. Writing down the things I reflect on, so I can make plans to work on them/
    Thank you once again,
    Ed Hanson

    • SmartChic March 7, 2019 at 4:33 pm - Reply

      Thank you Ed for your comments on my blog. I greatly appreciate and love the points that resonated with you. Thanks again for your contribution!

  4. Mary Duncan March 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Make time and take inventory resonated with me, Cynthia! My life feels like I’m chasing a snowball down the hill and it keeps getting bigger and bigger and I still can’t catch it. When I catch up to it at the bottom there will be enough surface on the snow boulder to write all my inventory on! At least in 2019 I am more content with myself and that’s a big factor now.

    • SmartChic March 7, 2019 at 7:35 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Mary for your comments. I am glad that ‘taking inventory’ resonated with you. If there’s anything I can do to help you slow that snowball down, please let me know. I am here for you! Thanks again for your contribution and sharing this article. It is greatly appreciated!

  5. Wendy Bradford March 8, 2019 at 7:49 am - Reply


    I find it amazing how I feel a connection with you and we have never actually met face to face. I am at a cross-roads in my career life right now and contemplating some pretty major decisions. I love seeing your daily motivations on LinkedIn but when I saw this email I was like well, she’s done it again!!! I appreciate your wisdom and insight and just how your advice applies to so many areas of life. Thank you again for being that light and support. You make a massive positive impact on people’s lives and you many not even realize that. Thank you for sharing this article and have an amazing day!

    • SmartChic March 8, 2019 at 12:15 pm - Reply

      Hi Wendy! Thank you so much for posting your comments. I am so blessed to be connected with you and someday we will meet face-to-face for sure! I am so glad this post resonated with you as you contemplate some major life decisions. Always keep me in mind if you want to schedule a mentoring session. I am here for you and it may offer you some amazing clarity. I appreciate you Wendy very much!

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