Describe a difficult decision that you made once Cue Card

Describe a difficult decision that you made once |Latest cue card | Sep-Dec 2021

Describe a difficult decision that you once made
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What was the decision? 

 When you made the decision?

How long did it take you to make the decision?

And explain why it was a difficult decision to make?

I think that decision-making is an integral part of our life and we are constantly making decisions, either big or small. If we do not make decisions then life will become boring and we will not be able to move forward in life. Today, I would like to talk about one such crucial decision, which I made around three years ago after graduating from high school.
After completing my schooling/graduation and it was time for me to decide what I wanted to do in my life. I was confused about what course should I opt for my further studies as I did not want to opt for traditional courses like engineering or medicine. I wanted an option that would provide me a bright future and at the same time should be interesting as well.
 I searched a lot on the internet about alternative courses and colleges but as there was too much information, I got more confused. So, I decided to consult my elder sister who is living in Canada.
When I asked her for advice, she suggested I pursue a course in Animation as she knew about my interests in this field. It took me nearly one month to make the decision. My family also liked the idea when I told them that I have finally decided to pursue a course in Animation.
Anyway, it was indeed a very important decision to make because it allowed me to find out my true potentials, both on the intellectual level and professional level, in the subsequent years. Besides, this particular decision made me more confident about my life and future than ever before which was more of an important “gift” for me in itself.


1. What decisions do people generally make in their daily life?

People make different kinds of decisions every day from dawn to dusk such as what to eat, what to wear, what to do, and when to sleep or wake up.

2. Which is easier, making a decision by oneself or making a decision after a group discussion?

It is definitely easier to make a decision after a group discussion because we have the advantage of knowing different perspectives on the issue. However, I also believe that we should not get influenced by others and listen to our gut feelings when finally making decisions.

3. Why are many young people unwilling to listen to their parent’s advice?

Sometimes parents make decisions about their children’s lives based on societal pressure. Especially in today’s Indian scenario, there is devasted change in everything from 30 years from now. Apart from this, parents’ views are far more different than their child.

4. Why do middle-aged people tend to second guess their decision?

People change their decision when they feel that they may have made an inappropriate decision after discussing with wiser, trustworthy, and more experienced individuals. Sometimes they may second guess their decision when they did not think deeply or did not analyze the consequences of their first decision.