I was lightly browsing on a shop floor, I wasn't planning on buying anything, however I could've been swayed and I had a mild idea of what I wanted if the opportunity presented itself to me in an attractive enough way.
I chatted to the sales assistant about the various options on offer and I don't know if she was on some sort of commission scheme, wanted to shut up shop and hurry me out, or if she genuinely did think she knew the best option for me, but she kept on pushing for an option which didn't really appeal. I made it clear that I was potentially interested in something else but she dismissed me and kept plugging the original option!
Now objectively it was completely the more advantagous option with infinitely better benefits, but for me, it wasn't quite what I wanted.
And that's the thing- no one knows what's best for you, but you! The other may think they do and for all intents and purposes they may do, but they aren't dealing from your perspective with your desires and preferences. Go out into the world and data collect, by all means go and ask experts and lay men for their opinion and recommendations but at the end of the day, it is you and you alone who must choose.
Part of what holds people back is the fear of being wrong, so they either get other people to choose for them or they, like the proverbial donkey, remain unable to choose between two piles of hay and end up starving. But there is no wrongness! From any point, at any time, you can re work from where you are. You never get it done!
Years ago I studied Forex Trading. Somewhat naively, I thought 'Well why doesn't everyone just copy someone who seems to be making the right choices?' But the teacher put it perfectly when he said that you'd rather be wrong but have made that decision based on your own conclusions, than follow someone else. The decision making process, especially for something like tha,t is always quite intricate. You want to move forward under your own volition, it is just that much more satisfying!
So have fun with it. Make a choice, if it works perfectly then great! If it goes tits up, then great! Enjoy the moulding of the clay that is your life! All is well!
Lots of love, Nick Xxx