Have you ever found yourself standing in the cereal aisle at the grocery store, staring at the dozens of boxes, pacing, agonizing, comparing nutritional information, calories, prices, absolutely paralyzed from making a simple, ultimately inconsequential decision?
At the time, it can feel huge, even life altering. I mean you are committing to at least a few days worth of breakfast here. It could set the tone for your whole week. What if you pick the Raisin Bran and you wake up tomorrow totally not in the mood for dried grapes? Or maybe you go with GrapeNuts and you chip a tooth? Or you buy that fancy healthy stuff only to realize as you’re eating it that you had forgotten that everyone else in the house but you hates that fancy healthy stuff?
Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. We easily make hundreds of these suckers every day. So why are some of them harder than others? You might be saying to yourself, “That’s easy, Krylyn. Some of them are bigger and more important and warrant more consideration and will have more impact!”
To which I can only reply, “Ehem…really? So your breakfast dilemma was truly that earth shattering?”
So what did you do when faced with your epic cereal conundrum? Maybe you bought all three boxes, giving you even more decisions to make. Perhaps you closed your eyes and pointed or some other form of random selection. Maybe you gave up and didn’t buy any cereal, putting that decision off for another day.
All of the above are valid decisions. But make no mistake, even when you don’t actively decide, you are still making a decision.
In this episode I’m going to walk you through my proven 5 step decision process. It may not make all of your decisions easy, but it will make them conscious and doable. Let’s face it, some decisions are going to be tough. You won’t always be in your comfort zone. But I promise you that you’ll feel so much more empowered when you make your decisions your way and on your terms.
So are you ready to listen to this week’s podcast?
- Making Tough Decisions: Doing What’s Right, Rather Than What’s Expected
- What Are Those Distractions Telling You?
- Love or Fear: Which Will You Choose?