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How do I know if I did the right thing?

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Last Updated: 01/16/2022 at 1:17pm
How do I know if I did the right thing?
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Top Rated Answers
Anonymous
January 18th, 2018 9:32am
Your guts normally tell you if it was the right thing. GO with what you feel is right always. not everything have to be logical
rebecca947
January 31st, 2018 9:46am
How do you feel about your decision? If you feel content, you probably did the right thing in your own opinion. However, doing the right thing can mean different things to different people.
endearingLion70
February 7th, 2018 10:08pm
You can only know if you did the right thing when you look back and see the results. So you need to trust your feelings and assessment of the situation at hand.
Angel1011208
February 8th, 2018 4:39pm
well, you can't dwell on the past, if you did the right or wrong thing you'll know it over time; if you did the right thing then that's great! but if not then you have learned from that and gained wisdom!
LittleJellyfish
February 16th, 2018 11:23pm
If it feels right to you, then that's all that matters. You don't need to worry about if its right to others; just follow what you believe.
PipeOrgan
February 17th, 2018 3:17am
You have given thought to your decision and with the best information you have before you acted and take comfort in that.
preciouscinnamonroll
February 18th, 2018 1:22am
This is all based on what your beliefs are. Remember, the end doesn’t always justify the means. If you feel you did the right thing but it didn’t have a great outcome, you still may have done the right thing. It’s all about what you feel. You are you and there’s no one who believes the same things as you.
SupportivePaintings
February 27th, 2018 6:57pm
You can base yourself from where you were to begin with to where you are now as a person after doing said task.
blissfulSunshine81
March 1st, 2018 2:13am
I know if I did the right thing when it helps the other person, even if it hurts me. It should feel right when you do it for them, and make them smile, helping their emotional and mental well-being. : )
Anonymous
March 2nd, 2018 5:46am
You know you did the right thing when it was morally correct. If it had a positive impact on someone, chances are you did the right thing.
Anonymous
March 4th, 2018 6:24am
The right thing can mean a lot of things, the only to Truly know, is if you feel confident and comfortable about the decision that you made.
Anonymous
March 7th, 2018 6:36pm
Personal that is up to you to find that out but I was told as a young person to flow your guilt and listen to the best thought
Anonymous
March 28th, 2018 6:09pm
If it's either for yourself or someone else, you will know. Either as a feeling, or the person reassuring and thanking you for helping
interestingSky82
March 31st, 2018 11:30am
How? When your heart feels lighter and you don't feel as bad as you always do. Or maybe you might get hurt or hurt someone along the line but at the end of the day, you yourself know it's for the best.
Anonymous
April 7th, 2018 5:25am
If you feel it was necessary, it ll give you positive response. Whether being right or wrong doesn't matter.
LoneWolf1010
April 7th, 2018 5:22pm
Are you satisfied with the outcome? And you hold no regrets or guilt? Answers will answer your question
Anonymous
April 7th, 2018 6:41pm
you just know you feel peace even if not as soon as you did it later you do its hard and you may regret doing it but you know
SpiritAlchemistAlexandra
April 12th, 2018 11:54am
Your good emotions are the compass that let you know whether you are heading in the right direction. If you feel great after doing something, you did the right thing. Even if you feel uneasy but still something within tells you everything is okay, you did the right thing.
Anonymous
April 13th, 2018 12:28am
Only time will tell. You need to look at the big picture. How do you feel? How will you feel in a week? A month? A year?
LovelyCreature17
April 14th, 2018 1:53am
You can tell by the way your heart feels. If you feel happy with your action, your mind can read it.
kindHand56
April 14th, 2018 10:14am
A weight will be lifted off of your shoulders, however, if you're hesitating and worrying and it's causing you suffering, then you may need to reconsider the decision you made. Hope that helps you.
sereneShoulder53
April 15th, 2018 9:01am
There is no way to know if we made a good decision or bad decision until we watch how it turns out. hope all works out for you :)
Caringheart23
April 15th, 2018 6:09pm
Knowing if the decision we made was good or bad can be difficult. We don't always know at the moment. It takes time to find out. I think you'll know only in future if looking back you'll consider it as positive or no.
Anonymous
April 19th, 2018 2:26pm
In all honestly, that is ultimately up to you. Think over it a bit. Consider what could have happened on the other side of actions/thoughts. Don't focus on the "negative" or "positive" result of the outcome. For example when a friend is upset, the best thing that you can do is try your best to help comfort them. It might have not made them feel extremely happy, but at least they know they have someone to fall back to if they ever need support or someone to listen to them.
sillyseraph002
April 21st, 2018 3:34am
If you are asking this question, you must care deeply about the situation in question as well as the people involved. whatever you did, was probably done with good intentions, but sometimes in life there is no ultimate right answer. Maybe there were unforeseen consequences, or maybe there was no "good" plausible outcome. We cannot know the future for certain, ever. Sometimes we have to accept that our choices can be opportunities to learn in life and grow as people.
caringPerspective34
April 22nd, 2018 5:46pm
I don't think there can ever be such thing as the right thing. Life is all about the grey areas, hardly any choice is black and white. If you feel like you've done the wrong thing, take it as life experience, talk to someone about it and if you feel like you've wronged someone, have an open honest discussion with them about it. You'll learn a lot more about yourself in the process too.
dtanushree
April 26th, 2018 6:57am
Your intuition. Ask yourself that why are you doubting your choices. If you did something right yiu can definitely feel that satisfaction and feeling of happiness deep inside your heart. Even if you're sad about the choice
Sanaa99
May 2nd, 2018 10:48am
When you do the right thing you will fell a peace of mind a nd comforts and you know that is the right for you
Vivian4
May 2nd, 2018 9:57pm
When you the the thing what is right for yourself, u feel better afterwards, even deep down. If you feel worse after you have done it, it wasn’t a right time.
Robinzoo
May 5th, 2018 3:24pm
We don't ever know if we did the right thing until it is done. We can't dwell on the past, but we can try to correct our mistake by either try to solve the issue in another way or accept what it is and try to move on.