How to make the right decisions still seems to be a bit elusive so let us explore together.
Jean-Paul Sartre summarizes the previous to post powerfully when he says “It is only in our decisions that we are important.”
To execute our personal authority, from an internal locus of control through and internal locus of causality, is being important as a human being. This process acknowledges the value each of us has. It accentuates the role we play in moving the universe forward in its journey.
But knowing this still does not make the decisions easier does it?
I cannot give you a 5 step decision making recipe. I can think with you and share my thoughts and experience.
The first thing that comes to mind is the fear of making mistakes. I would like to invite you to think about mistakes in a new way. Mistakes are good. The only way you can really move forward with substance is by making mistakes. It is through making successful mistakes that we can adjust our course.
Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions.
So welcome the mistakes as a learning opportunity. And please loose the bizarre addiction to perfection. There is no such thing.
Like balance and time, perfection is a parasitical figment of human imagination. It also links into the limiting concept of right and wrong.
I believe there is no right or wrong, just good and bad. There is beauty and harmony and flow.
In your decision making process it is of no value to waste energy on seeking the perfect or the right decision. It has more value to look for a harmonious decision. A harmonious decision is one that accommodates all or most factors affected in the decision in a good way.
Taking into account the facts you have available, listening to your gut, intuition or heart, playing with scenarios of possible outcomes and then choosing any one is the basics of any decision making process.
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, do not seek perfection, rather engage in the process and create your life. Take responsibility for the outcomes, adjust your course if needed and just be important.