Is it possible to have balance between making the best decision and the right decision?
You may have heard the statement, “the best thing to do is walk away or not say anything”. Maybe you’ve also heard the statement, “the right thing to do is walk away or not say anything”. Both statements may have been used as part of the process of making a big decision, but was it actually the best or right thing to do? To help us determine what is a best decision or right decision, we should begin by looking into the definition of the two words.
Best by definition is: of the most excellent, effective, or desirable type or quality.
Right by definition is: morally good, justified, or acceptable.
Interesting to know the word best is “of the most excellent”, which is speaking to an outcome. And right is “morally good”, which is speaking to inner core values. Now there is something we didn't notice before - Inward (right) and Outward (best). Making a big decision is to encompass the outward and inward effect of making that decision.
Now considering the definitions and taking in account the importance of the inward and outward effect, is it possible to make a balanced decision that could have an excellent outcome that comes from a place of moral good? Yes.
Remember to ask yourself, will this decision bring the most excellent outcome for all stakeholders and is this decision supported by moral goodness?