Teddy Roosevelt said, In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Decisions have to be made. Life is full of them. If however, your decision is to make no decision and let the cards fall where they may, that is a decision. Roosevelt said, “the worst thing you can do is nothing.” Actually, the worst thing we can do is let anger control our choices. A snap judgement made on a temporary emotion can be very damaging.
When angry, practice remaining silent, and when possible think about a resolution overnight before declaring your opinion. This can be very helpful in assisting you to a higher level of calm before engaging. Does that make sense?
Remaining silent allows you to hear your inner voice, your conscience. Waiting overnight keeps you from compromising and saying something without thinking it through. Or making a call that could be wrong. And, one that you might regret.
Learn to associate with like minded people. Stay positive, and positive will be reflected back to you. Live with integrity and those around you will show you integrity. By doing these things, making the right decisions becomes easier.
Consider the following 3 questions before making a difficult decision:
- Is you judgement clouded? Are you letting greed, jealousy or blind devotion make your decision for you?
- Have you consider all the options available at this time? Sometimes we want to move forward so quickly that we take the first decision as the best decision.
- What does you heart say? Trust your instincts. You are the one who knows what you truly want. You have the vision. Don’t let someone else make your decision for you.
Until next time, Live Bold and Be Di’namic!
It’s your turn. What do you think? Are you making sound decisions in your life? Is your life filled with integrity?
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