The Latin root of the word “decision” literally means “to cut.”
Where are you currently wrestling with a life decision? How long has this issue been on your mind, and perhaps a cause of sleepless nights?
For most of us, making the right or best decision is of significant importance and can have considerable payoffs or consequences.
What if you used today’s quote as a way of assisting you by simply limiting or cutting off some, most, or the majority of the options you may be considering?
Consider looking up the book or the term The Paradox of Choice. See how this concept can assist you in making even better decisions in the future.
“When I look back in five years, which of these options will make the best story?”
—John Hager, American Politician
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Are you facing a major fork in the road in your professional or personal life?
Consider brainstorming all the possible options, and perhaps a few that are outside your current vision, to see where they lead in the near and distant future.
Which potential choice fits best with your vision, values, beliefs, skills, strengths, and personality? Pay attention to feelings stirred up by these hypothetical journeys.
What scares you?
What excites you?
What delights you?
Ask and answer the questions above, and begin telling the story you intend to write with your life.