Decisions, Making The Right One

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We make decisions every day, from the moment we wake up to the time we go to sleep.   Large or small, our decisions guide us throughout our life.

Many decisions can be very stressful, especially if they are life changing, such as a job change or large financial purchase.  There are also difficult decisions we need to make about pursuing our dreams.  Knowing that we may not get a second chance at something can either push us to continue or stifle us to stop altogether.

I once heard a speaker state that making any decision can be made easier, and you will feel good about whatever the outcome is if you follow these three steps:

  1. Think time:  You must allow yourself “think time.”  Think time is when you can lock yourself up away from others or take a long walk and do nothing but think about the decision you are facing.
  2. Write time:  You must sit down and write all of the pros and cons of the decision you are facing.  Write until you have nothing else left to write and then wait an hour or two, or a whole day if you can and see if you have anything else to write.
  3. Weigh time:  Weigh the decision that you have determined to be best against your life-plan, your values and your peace of mind.

If the decision falls in line with these three things, you have your answer.  If it does not, go back to “think time” and start over.

“Greatness is always in the moment of the decision” ~ Jeff Olson

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