We do not always have to make a decision. We can make a really good decision or be completely off the mark. While there is no science to decision-making there are ways to make them better. We make decisions all the time. Mostly we do not pay attention because the decision is obvious though not always easy. We make most decisions without a second thought throughout the day in our personal lives and in our work.
Whose Problem Are You Solving?
It is always important to know when we do not need to make a decision. Others may place their problem in our space demanding that we decide to solve a problem they have. Knowing what is our problem and what belongs to someone else helps us in many ways. That is the topic of another blog. For this context knowing when we need to make a decision and when we do not is critical. Knowing our goal comes first then knowing if making this decision is moving us toward that goal or distracting us.
Does It Feel Right?
Decisions based on facts, data, information, advice, etc. that make sense are made easily. We have no doubt and decide. Other times the facts, data, information, tell us one way to decide while our gut feeling says there is another. While I never recommend that we make a decision based on gut feeling (second chakra) gut feelings are an important red flag to stop, step back and reflect because something is not right. In general if it does not feel right then something is off.
Trust Your Intuition
Step back, check the information and take the time to separate your energy from the question so that you can gain perspective to determine why it does not feel right. There is always a reason for this feeling. If you know how to meditate us this to clear your thinking. When we step back, calm the body, clear our thinking, clear everyone else’s energy and thinking out of our space then we can see more clearly. Listening to our intuition is an important to making good decisions. How many times have we said, “I knew that would happen!” or “I wish I had trusted my intuition on that.” This is hard with others are pushing you in a different direction. Being in touch with your clear perspective and in touch with your intuition about the decision guides us in making good decisions.
Sometimes the best decision is not to decide. I know that is not logical but you know what I mean because we have all had that experience. When making a decision at that time does not feel right then simply not deciding is the best decision. It is amazing how many things are solved this way.
The best decisions are those made when we are certain. If we learn to step back, clear our thinking, release the energy in the body and the emotions, ours and others, then we can see more clearly. Meditation is a good way to find perspective. Gaining clarity and certainty are the prerequisites to making a good decision then trusting your intuition.
Best wishes on your success, Kay