Life is full of Choices!
…Life is Full of Choices – Choose Yours!
You got Choices? Don’t we all, whether we like it or not, we can choose to make the bad choice, the necessary choice, or the right choice. What will you choose?
Having a hard time deciding? Let me fill you in on some insights that hopefully will help you make the “wisest” choice …
When you reach a fork in the road, how do we know the decisions are right? When all is lost, how do we trust our hearts to make the right choices? Do we make our choices ruled by our hearts or our heads?
So many choices, decisions and answers to be found…
Here are “Six” simple, strategy tips for making the right choices in life I have found:
Banish any fears associated with making the wrong decision. Remember that failure is a pre-requisite most of the time for success. "Sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck", Dalai Lama once said.
If the voice inside your head is starting to repeat itself, switch it off!This is over-analysis in action. Try getting your thoughts out of your head and onto paper to structure your thinking. Ask yourself - Why is this a good or a bad idea?
2. Practice where you “take action” to make a decision, but don’t get too attached to the outcome.
3. Tune yourself in for any “instinctive” feelings associated with the decision you are about to make. Be careful not to confuse “instinct” with “desire”. Try sitting a spell with your decision to see if it is still a good one before taking any action.
4. Check in with your morals. Ask yourself “Is what I’m about to do for the benefit of myself and/or of everyone involved”?
5. Keep a balance between your head and your heart. Don’t throw logic out of the window, however it is also important to listen to your gut.
At times, we can put off making a decision because we don’t want to make the wrong one. When the reality is – there is no ‘wrong’ decisions, sometimes just wrong actions. Usually a wrong decision means that we haven’t gotten the result that we were looking for or wanted. When we make a decision and don’t get what we originally wanted, sometimes what we do get turns out to be even better! We need to be open to alternative choices and outcomes.
If we “over-think” a decision or choice, it’s easy to “over-complicate” it and end up more confused than when we started.
Balance is key. Sometimes we can be so consumed by the facts, that we miss solutions! Before we jump into making a decision based on a feeling of any kind, remember - Just because I feel like eating a piece of chocolate cake, doesn’t mean that my gut instinct is telling me too! (clearly this is just a ‘desire’ in the form of an intense ‘feeling’.)
Gut instincts do not go away! If you get the feeling something is not right, then it lingers. Whereas feelings associated with pleasure (i.e. – eating that piece of chocolate cake) can be fleeting!
So, before you make a choice of any kind think about these six strategies before you make any decisions. Simply ask yourself - is this wise?