One by One we make decision every day of our lives. Think back to a decision that you really regret. Got it? Close your eyes; can you just be right there, right now at this moment, even though it may have been many years ago? I know I can. If you could make a different decision, now, would you? What are you now equipped with that you did not have then?
Think again of a decision, which was the best decision that you ever made. Got it? Close your eyes again and can you be right there now? What was it that made you so sure that this was a great decision and a great moment in your life? What did you have to draw on that made you equipped to make this decision? If you could make a different decision today about that moment in time; would you?
We of course we cannot go back in time and change anything. We can however, affect our future decisions by looking at our past decisions and finding out what we knew or what we did not know in order to make a different decision. This is how we learn and grow.
What happens when one area of your life seems to be off on a path that is not where you want it?
How often do you really take a good hard look at what you are choosing to say “Yes” to; and what you are choosing to say “No” to? My experience is that we just “react” and think about the consequences later, or we spend so much time in paralyzed “indecision” that the opportunity passes us completely by.
Early in 2010, I am launching a new program which will address this very challenge that so many women are faced with: “Decisions”. I have written a book that will be out and the online learning program will not only cover “decisions” but a host of other core foundational items that I coach women through each and every day. This is your invitation to be a part of the first group of women that go through the program. Watch for sign up details coming soon.
In the meantime, do the two exercises at the beginning of this post and then apply what you learn to the next 3 decisions that you need to make and see if you come up with a different answer than your “default” pattern of decision making.