How to Make a Decision
What drives you? What makes you tick? What values do you have?
What lies behind the decisions you make? What drives you?
Have you ever asked yourself why you make the decisions you make? Why do you like one situation over another? Why you chose your profession or career path? Or why you chose the car your drive? What opinions do you have about life?
It’s true that life is all about choices. Thank goodness we do have choices. And yes, we all learn to make our own. But have you ever questioned why you make the choices you do?
Your choices rely to a large percent on your personal value system. Where does your value system come from? Your upbringing, your culture, your extrinsic and intrinsic values. Where and when is your value system formed and when does it become your own?
Growing up, we adopt the values we see in our home, school, neighbourhood, family and friends. When do we challenge those to make sure those values are intrinsically our own?
When do we learn to go with the courage of our conviction and formulate our very own value system that influences our choices regarding profession, where to live, what car to drive? ……………our everyday living?
Your values can change from time to time. If you know your current personal value system you can make clear cut decisions, and know the direction you are going in.
When last have you questioned your values or written down your 10 most important values? Here is a challenge to you: write down your 10 most important values and rank them in order of importance.
If you choose not to make a decision that is same as saying that everything shall remain the same!
Don't get lazy with life, because before you know it you will wonder why you never took a stand and made a decision. We all need to know what it is we want and then go and do it. Get it done and don't settle for less than your best. Making good decisions hinges on self-trust and self-confidence and that comes from making small decisions that you are happy with and that has brought you closer to your goals. The bigger the decision the more you need to trust yourself with the smaller ones. Once you begin to feel that you have built the trust with yourself the easier it will be to take the next biggest step.
If you look deep within yourself you will know what it is that you need to change. It is important for you to know that there are always choices to make. You need to take control of your life and be in charge of the decisions that you make to move you forward.
Actions speak louder than words. Be pro active in your own life now.