Do you find yourself letting decisions get made for you because of uncertainty or procrastination? In this clip I’ll explain how you can start to make more conscious decisions and why it matters.
Conscious decision-making is an important tool of effective self-management.
This means taking the time and energy necessary to make a decision, rather than putting it on the back burner until time has run out.
Making decisions by default is how many people do it.
For instance, let’s say you have an opportunity to purchase theater tickets on presale at a discounted price before they go on sale to the general public. But, because you’re not sure if you want to spend the money or not, you waffle back and forth and never move forward with purchasing the tickets. Eventually, the decision NOT to buy the tickets is made for you, because the opportunity passes.
The formula for real power in the decision making process for this scenario would have been to consciously decide that you didn’t want the tickets.
Why does it matter?
It matters because you learn to trust yourself when you make conscious decisions rather than letting them get made for you by default.
To be clear, making a decision that now is not the right time to move forward with something, for whatever reason, is making a conscious decision. This is different from making a decision by default, because it brings your conscious power into the process, rather than having you give your power up and let the decision be made for you.
Make an effort to become conscious of all the little decisions you make every day.
Evaluate whether you are making them consciously, or allowing them to be made by default.
When you choose to make your decisions consciously, you free up energy in your mind and you also build self-trust.
This doesn’t mean you have to put a lot more time and energy into your decision making process. It’s just about making the process more conscious.
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