Top 5 affirmations that can change the way you think 1) I can achieve greatness 2) Today, I am brimming with energy and overflowing with joy 3) I love and accept myself for who I am 4) My body is healthy; my mind is brilliant; my soul is tranquil 5) I believe I can do everything
1. All important or difficult decisions must be made on paper. If you try to make an important decision in your head, you’re going to start doing what I call “looping.” Here’s what that means. When you first arrive at a decision, you’ll think, “That’s a good idea, but what if this happens?”
You’ll come up with an alternative scenario, then you’ll think, “But what if this happens?” Soon, you’ll find yourself back at the first option without any kind of resolution. All this does is add stress and pressure. Get rid of this pressure by making decisions on paper.
2. Be clear about what you really want—and why you want it. You’ve got to get absolutely crystal clear about your outcome and your purpose. If you forget the reasons behind your decision, you won’t follow through. You also need a way to measure your success—sometimes you’re actually winning, but feel like you’re losing, because you don’t have an effective way of keeping score. Get as specific as possible about what you want, why you want it, and how you’ll know when you’re getting it.
3. Remember that decisions are based on probability. Don’t wait for absolute certainty because you’ll almost never get it. You have to give it to yourself. One of the ways to do this is to have a consistent process for making decisions. This will give you some of the certainty you need to take action in the midst of the great uncertainty that almost always accompanies decisions.
4. Recognize that decision–making is value clarification. Many times it’s hard to make a decision because you don’t just have one outcome; often times there are many. You’re going to have to ask yourself, “Of all these things I want, what’s really number one for me? What’s number two? What’s number three?” You may not get them all, but you may get the top three. If you’re clear on your priorities, it will be that much easier for you to design the best outcome.
Therefore, the next time you’re confronted with a decision; big or small, apply these four rules to your decision-making process. The clarity that these rules provide will help you take decisive action in the direction that serves your ultimate outcomes.
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