“Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.”
When faced with difficult decisions in life, how do you deal with them?
The fear of making the wrong decisions can be paralyzing, causing us to avoid them, deny them, or feel helpless.
Fear is not knowing the outcome. Fear is the unknown. We want to avoid pain, humiliation, or the loss of anything.
You may be the type to say, “I don’t like to take risks or chances. I want to play it safe so I’m not homeless, penniless, or alone”. I know those inner voices well. Many of us do and they can follow us around constantly.
Some of us are so fearful of making a decision we would rather let life make it for us, and life will. The act of not choosing is a choice.
It’s living in the default lane of life.
Living by default is like sailing a boat without sails. It’s drifting out, having the ocean push and pull you in whatever direction.
How do you make decisions? How do you know how to choose?
Start asking if the decision is based on fear (ego) or love of self?
When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.
Simple questions to ask yourself:
- What do I value?
- What do I really want?
- Why do I want that?
- What’s stopping me?
Identifying your fears, knowing what you value, and what you truly want will give you a compass to guide your life.
You are the captain of your ship… and the master of your destiny.
Values Assessment DOWNLOAD
Rate each value on a scale of 1-10 based on its importance in your life. Then rate each value on a scale of 1-10 based on how well you live each value or “walk the talk”.
Click this link! ☟