Whether we like it or not, we are forced to make decisions every single day no matter how grand or insignificant they might appear. For example, you chose to sit where you’re sitting, to click on the link that got you here and to continue reading. Although these might not seem like life changing decisions, we’ve all been in a situation where we had to make a big and difficult decision.
Do you remember these computer games we played when we were children? Where you’re going on a journey and you reach a cross road. In front of you, there are three roads to follow. Each road is filled with dangers and/or pleasant surprises. You have to decide which route to take to reach your destination and save the princess.
I hated these games. They drove me mad. You see, I was addicted to asking “what if?”
I’d go down one route and then midway I’d stop and think what if I went the other route? What would have happened? Then I couldn’t resist the temptation of finding out. So I’d go all the way back to the cross road and take the second route. Then again, I’d stop and think… but what if I took the third route? And again, I’d go back to restart the entire journey.
By the time I reach the princess it would’ve been too late. She would’ve already been married to a green creature and living happily ever after in the kingdom of far far away with their babies, talking donkey and puss in boots.
Random question. How do you shop for a car? Share this with us in the comment box below.
I later on discovered I’m actually doing this in real life! One of the core principals you learn in life coaching courses and NLP training is: “how you do one thing, is how you do everything”
Think about it for a second. The decision making process that you follow shopping for a pair of shoes, is going to be similar the one you follow shopping for a car is going to be similar to the one you follow shopping for a house.
A quick disclaimer before I continue: I’m not saying you should never challenge or question yourself. On the contrary, challenging your decisions and beliefs is the essence of life coaching and NLP! So before you make up your mind and set on your journey, take the time to weigh your options, estimate the risks and consider your choices.
When you do make up your mind, go forward and don’t look back. Don’t ask what if. Don’t regret your decision. Let nothing stop you or get in your way. Not even the evil fairy mother. It’s then when you’ll reach your destination and live happily ever after.
No wait… it’s not. There still is one critical missing element. And I’m going to talk about it in the next blog post.
Until next time,
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