Where we are in our life today is the direct result of our past decisions. For example, it was you who decided to visit this blog and here you are, reading this article. Had you decided not to visit, you would be doing something else now. Think about it for a moment.
Whatever situation you have created to yourself doesn’t matter anymore because you can’t change the past. What is important is where you want to go or who you want to be from now onward. This takes making up your mind on what you want.
Knowing what you really want in life matters because if you don’t know what you want, you will not have a purpose. Can you see how our purpose are related to what we want? This is how we find purpose in life. The point I am emphasizing is on wise decision making, be clear of what you want to decide. In finding solutions, we need to know what is the actual problem we are trying to solve. Take time and think deeply.
What is the core problem? This is actually the issue that needs decision making. Find out what informations can help you make a better decisions on it. Think on options. Can there be alternative to the solutions? You know, when trying to find solutions, you need to find all possible choices. Once you have gathered the options, evaluate them and choose the best. You will also need to assess the risk involved in making such decisions. What would be the risk you have to face, if you decide to do so?
Commitment shows result. Once you have decided what you want, commit yourself and follow through. There are some things you need to re-consider before making the decisions. Don’t make assumptions and decide. Assumptions can be wrong. Just because somebody said so, it doesn’t mean that is true. What are the evidences? Get the evidence that supports you that you are making a wise decision or action. Get your facts correct.
One more thing, don’t make any important decisions when you are in sadness, stress or anger. Get yourself healed first. You have to do this because our mind will be clouded with unwanted images during this period hindering clarity. Wait until you feel better and get a clearer perspective. When you are ready, follow the guidelines I have given here.
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come. – Robert H. Schuller