Decisions, Decisions...

Published on 4 June 2023 at 13:44

The power of our decisions affects us. Every day, we make countless decisions that shape our lives. Some are big and obvious, like choosing a career or a partner. Others are small and subtle, like what to wear or what to eat. But all of them have an impact on our happiness, health, and success.

Why are decisions so important? Because they reflect our values, goals, and priorities. They also influence our actions, habits, and behaviors. And they affect how we interact with others and how others perceive us.

Decisions are not always easy to make. Sometimes we face dilemmas, trade-offs, or uncertainties. Sometimes we have too many options or too little information. Sometimes we are influenced by emotions, biases, or peer pressure. And sometimes we simply don't know what we want or what is best for us.

But that doesn't mean we should avoid making decisions or leave them to chance. On the contrary, we should embrace the power of our decisions and use them as opportunities to grow and improve ourselves. Here are some tips on how to do that:


- Be clear about your purpose.

Before making a decision, ask yourself why you are making it and what you hope to achieve. This will help you align your decision with your vision and values.

- Do your research.

Gather relevant facts and data to support your decision. Look for reliable sources and evidence-based information. Don't rely on hearsay or assumptions.


- Consider different perspectives.

Seek input from others who have different opinions, experiences, or expertise. Listen to their feedback and learn from their insights. Don't be afraid to challenge your own beliefs or assumptions.


- Weigh the pros and cons.

Evaluate the benefits and costs of each option. Think about the short-term and long-term consequences. Consider the risks and uncertainties involved. Don't ignore the trade-offs or potential drawbacks.

- Trust your intuition.

Sometimes you may have a gut feeling or a hunch about what to do. This is your intuition, which is based on your subconscious knowledge and experience. Don't dismiss it as irrational or irrelevant. Use it as a guide or a confirmation.

- Make a choice and act on it.

Once you have done your homework, it's time to make a decision and commit to it. Don't procrastinate or second-guess yourself. Take action and follow through with your plan. Don't let fear or doubt stop you.

- Review and reflect on your decision.

After you have implemented your decision, assess the results and outcomes. Learn from your successes and failures. Celebrate your achievements and acknowledge your mistakes. Don't be complacent or regretful.


Remember that every decision you make is an opportunity to shape your life in a positive way. By making informed, intentional, and confident decisions, you can achieve your goals, fulfill your potential, and live your best life.


Thank you for reading!




- Kahneman, D., & Tversky, A. (2013). Choices, values, and frames. Cambridge University Press.
- Heath, C., & Heath, D. (2013). Decisive: How to make better choices in life and work. Random House.
- Covey, S.R., Merrill A.R., & Merrill R.R., (1995). First things first: To live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy. Simon & Schuster.

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