The upside is that the tough part of making good-for-us decisions only lasts a short time while the positive things that stem from it will be long-lasting. It's a comfort in a time of darkness to understand these two things. It helps us get through hard times while we weather the storm and wait for the end result.
I've seen several people lately, that I care deeply about, also struggle with the dread that comes with the beginning of a good decision. I remind them of the same things I remind myself often, and then lend my support. They, in turn, do the same for me. So, the next time you have to make a tough decision but don't want to follow through because of the initial sadness, anger, or various other emotions, just remember: The first step is always the hardest.
Have a great day friends.