Don’t Know What to Do? Answer Four Questions to Help You Make Any Decision
I usually tell the client’s I work with that I’m a recovering bad decision maker. I have made many poor choices in my life, and because of this I have become more determined to learn how to make better ones.
Notes that one can practice and improve in decision making. Some ideas that will help:
- Ask yourself who you are. This means that you explore your core values and beliefs. You can also write an "I am ..." statement which is like a mission statement for your own life.
- Question where you want to go and where you are headed. This concerns goal making, so you might take some time clarifying those goals here. Once you've done this you can ask whether the decision will help you meet your goals.
- Think about how you would like to be remembered after you die. This sounds morbid, but your life is made up of millions of small decisions like this, and they affect how people perceive you. In the end, how do you want friends, loved ones, and coworkers to remember you?
- Analyze whether the decision will help you to become a better person. This is ambiguous since we all are individuals and hold beliefs about what the good life is. However, based upon the work you've done above, you should have a good idea of what you value.
Considering these four items will help you make better, not easier decisions. Often times the hardest decisions are the ones that are the most important and difficult to make.
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Source is ShakeOffTheGrind.com
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