The fate of your heart is your choice and no one else gets a vote” ~ Sarah Dessen
When you are at a crossroad, you have to choose. How do you know what to choose - whether it's the right decision or the wrong one. Every decision made from the heart will never be the wrong simply because in life, there is never a right or wrong. The future is hidden, and life must be lived fully regardless of the choice.
Hence, the first thing to do is to listen to the voice in your heart. Decision time is the best time to learn about your inner voice as you have to contend with what your mind or ego is thinking. Voices that begin to speak of benefits and disadvantages, of what other people might think, of greed, pride, desire - they are all there, all ready to stake their case in claiming your decision. Listen to all these voices - let them come at you, do the math but keep listening to the heart. Is the space inside getting smaller or bigger?
When you reach a point where there is a big space inside your heart, when it's not clenching any more in any way, that is the decision that your heart has made. Take that path and never doubt your choice - just live it fully and see where the path will take you. And if every decision in your life is made that way, then you have experienced the essence of true freedom, where regrets no longer figure in your life.