The best ancient advice for figuring out what you truly want is to look within. So before making any major moves, take some time to explore that "funny" feeling. You've most likely had a hunch before; an inkling that steered you in the right direction? That's your sixth sense communicating with you. Pay attention to it. If you ask 4 people what they think you should do, you will most likely get 4 different rants of advice.
And the feedback will likely lead to confusion and second guessing. Feel free to consult the people who will be directly affected by your decision.
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Once you know how you feel about the decision, it's time to ask your brain the right questions: What do I want in this lifetime? Will the outcome of my decision move me closer to what I truly want? Does the benefit outweigh the cost? Is the level of risk worth the reward?
How committed am I to this change? As Dr. David Welch, professor of political science at the University of Waterloo in Ontario and author of Decisions, Decisions: The Art of Effective Decision Making , explains, "People who aren't self-reflective are going to end up making bad decisions because they don't really know what they want in the first place.
Before you tie the knot, ask yourself: Do I really want to marry this person? Decisions you make based on your core values create motivational alignment. Before you can figure out if the decision is united with the things that mean the most to you, you first need to get clear about what those values are. Make a written list of your highest values. Have you ever met a gritty person you didn't like? Even if you have, weren't you somewhat in awe of their drive to succeed? When it comes to taking action in your life, you've got to have a strong backbone.
Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day in, day out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years, and working really hard to make that future a reality. Grit is living life like it's a marathon, not a sprint. Along with grit, having gusto is an equally important trait of successful people.
You've got to be passionate about the life choices you make. There's power in passion. So when it comes to making the right decision, don't fall back into the comfort zone and stay in a career you can't stand. Find ways to fire up your spirit and take giant leaps toward your dreams. When you have passion and perseverance for your long-term goals, you can accomplish anything. Now that you know how to make better decisions in your life and work, I hope you feel inspired to step outside your comfort zone and into your ideal future. Discover even more ways to train your brain!
According to Psychology Today, Suzanne Degges-White, professor and chair of the Counseling, Adult and Higher Education department at Northern Illinois University, said, "When you are confronted with some difficult decisions, it is important to be clearheaded and objective in your decision-making process. Once you have an internal dialogue with yourself, the pieces may start to unfold and everything may seem clear.
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It's easy to make poor decisions when you're in a bad mood, especially when you're hungry, sleepy, or stressed. I mean, if you're trying to figure out what you want to eat for lunch while you're hungry, well, that just makes sense. But when it comes to life-changing decisions, try to make sure you're feeling comfortable and at ease before you decide what your next move is going be. Before making the decision, ask yourself these questions from Beth Burgess, a solution-focused therapist.
They'll help you slow down and open your views before you make any rash decisions. Don't be afraid to trust yourself. No one can be as consistently supportive of you as you can learn to be.
Being kind to yourself increases self-confidence and lessens your need for approval. Loving and caring for yourself not only increases self-trust, it also deepens your connection with others. The only way you're going to get better, is by practicing making decisions every single day.
If you start making this part of your daily routine, you may feel more confident in your actions and decision-making skills. Soon, you may feel more in control without the influence of others. With these tips, you may able to make better decisions in your life.
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