With everything going on in the world today, making decisions can feel overwhelming and complicated. This is because you’re fighting two forces: uncertainty (you don’t have all the information you need) and ambiguity (the best outcome is a matter of interpretation). To fight uncertainty you can try to gather more information, but make a tough call in the face of ambiguity, you need to start from your own vision of success. Dig deep and answer the question, “What do I value the most?” If you’re a parent who wants to raise a good kid, for example, what does that mean to you? Is it one who’s academically successful? Who’s close to their family? Who’s good at team sports? Your answer — rooted in your values — will help you identify what has to happen to get to the outcome you desire. That’s what should guide your decision making every step of the way.