Have you ever been at a decision point and didn’t know which way to go?
You know those moments in life where the stakes are high and you have no room for error. How often do you treat life like that game show where your best decision making options are to phone a friend, flip a coin, or use the process of elimination?
It really doesn’t matter what you are trying to decide or how overwhelmed you are from the options.
We make choices all day long. Small choices like what to wear and which road to drive. Some days we make huge life changing choices like changing jobs, following a life long dream, allowing love, starting a healthy behavior, or standing up for someone else.
There’s a secret to making great decisions.
It’s a simple thing to understand but don’t be fooled by the simplicity. Depending on how resistant you are to the concept, it may take a lifetime to master this technique. Some people live their entire life and never master the ability to make better decisions. Yes, like many things in life, making better decisions is easier said than done.
The sooner you are ready to allow the simplicity of this secret, the sooner you will know how to make better decisions.
The good news is you already have what it takes within you to make better decisions every day.
You are the expert on what a good decision means to you. No matter how rational or emotional you usually are in your decisions, you can use this secret to make better decisions. No one can ever really tell you what to do for you. You are the most qualified person to decide what the best decision is for you. It doesn’t even matter how outrageously horrible your decisions have been in the past. If you are willing to use this information to make better decisions more consistently, you will notice positive changes in yourself and your life.
If you own this truth and your power to choose, you are already learning how to make better decisions. But that’s not the secret.
The secret to making better decisions is to make every one of your decisions from your soul’s space of purpose, peace, power, confidence and joy.
Think about it. When you make decisions from a place of fear or anger, you make fearful and angry decisions. When you make a decision from doubt, uncertainty, you make really awful, regretful and personally unsatisfying decisions. Every decision you have ever made to give your personal power away created a less than great result for you. You walked away feeling taken advantage of, shamed, or foolish. You regret something you said or didn’t say. Maybe you wanted to ask for a “do over” Well I can’t give you a do over but I can show you how to do better.
Think of what you want from your decisions.
You want decisions that create meaningful and satisfactory results. You want to make decisions that bring you peace and harmony and joy and happiness. You want to feel powerful because of the decisions you make. You’re not a jerk so you respect your power and you use your decisions to be of service to others and help them help themselves. You want to be able to see all the possibilities so that you don’t miss out on any of the best choices. And all this happens when you know how to make better decisions. So make better decisions.
Check in with yourself and move back to that good decision space before you decide.
Think of it this way; let’s say you make better decisions in your living room than you do your kitchen. Take a look around to see what room you are standing in before you make a decision. If you are in the kitchen, move to the living room. Simple? Of course it is when it sounds like a physical location.
Emotionally you must be willing to check in with yourself and know exactly how to quickly and consistently move back to that space- that room where you show up as your most powerful purposeful self. Move to that space where you consistently feel confident and joyful. How do you make better decisions?
Make all you’re your decisions from that space in your soul where your most powerful purposeful self lives.
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