Decisions are easier to make when one views it from the hindsight ie from the long term perspective.
Would it be something which I would be proud of in front my kinds?
Is that something which would make me happy remembering it, when I am at 80?
Jeff Bezos talks about here, about the ‘Regret Minimisation Framework’ which means, go for that ‘decision’ which you would not regret making in the long term.
For him, it was the decision to whether to quit his job or not to start Amazon?
Definitely today, he does not regret his decision to quit D.E. Shaw, and thus he made the right decision, at the hindsight!