How are you at making big decisions?
“Do I want to take this job?”
“Do I want to employ that person?”
“Do I want to develop this idea?”
Can you make a quick decision?
How do you figure out the answer?
For many people it involves writing lists of pros and cons, maybe sleepless nights mulling everything over again and again, or endless discussions with anyone who will listen.
All of which takes time. And doesn’t necessarily produce the best answer.
Say you’d already determined:
- the degree to which your integrity matters to you, and what determines its boundaries
- what kind of people you want to spend your time with, and what kind you don’t want in your life
- that you don’t make fear-based decisions
- that you never make a decision which is emotionally ‘charged’
- that intuition is a very valuable tool
- that while you aim to make quick decisions, you will always say “no” if you feel rushed
- that you trust yourself, and recognise that your decisions won’t always make sense to others
When these are in place first, you can then consider all options in light of them. This eliminates many of the alternatives, leaving you with just the ones that are really aligned to who you are.
Now wouldn’t that save you some time?
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my axe.
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