The power of making decision can really change any situations you don’t want to what you do want!And you can actually re-utilize the power by memorizing your own experience of using the power of making decision.
Try to think back in your life, one of the most powerful experience that you even had…You were facing a huge problem in your life…No one around you could help you…And you didn’t have the solution…
But you didn’t give in…Maybe because you knew you deserve better…
Maybe because you believe in God that he will give you if you worth it…
Maybe because you were just sick and tired of your current situation…
You decided to fight for you own good!
You made the decision to do whatever it takes to get what you want!
And right after you had made the decision, it seemed that you were tapped into your inner power,, and everything seemed to only happened for you .What you needed to do was just follow the flow and let things happened…
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The Power of Making Decisions
We make decisions every day. From simple decisions as brushing your teeth to deciding “with or without crème in your coffee.” Everything you do is a result of a decision.
But what is the definition of a “decision” and why is it so important for you to understand this?
When making any decision, whether you like it or not, you are okay with the consequences. We are instantly and subconsciously validating the outcome of our decisions as we are making them. If you think about it, it only makes sense to make those decisions that will eventually make us happy and achieve our goals; however, that’s not always the case.
Three Power Moves for Decision Making
1-Know When to Disengage
It is of utmost importance to recognize when you’ve entered into a no win situation and have a strategy that allows you to instantly get out and be at choice rather than in reaction. You can consciously step back and disengage from any situation that rattles your cage with one simple internal move.
Power Move One – When you get stuck remind yourself, “I am going to disengage and step back and give this situation some air”. Breathing deep into your belly also calms the nervous system, takes you out of the sympathetic nervous system and soothes the flight or fight reaction. Making decisions in flight or fight mode can be dicey; better to step back when intensity strikes and find a relaxed, calm state before taking decisive action or reacting in a way that adds fuel to the fire or costs you a client, good staff member or a lot of money which you regret later.
2-Gather More Information: Facts Vs. Assumptions
A key to making the best decision is to have the ability to gather and assess accurate information first.
This power move allows you to view your situation more objectively and separate facts from spin-thoughts and spin-terpretations. For Power Move Two, remind yourself “I now choose to gather accurate information and evaluate it with both my mind and body.” Many decision-making systems recommend looking at a list of positives and negatives, or costs and payoffs in any given situation. These approaches have you figure out which choice is best from a largely rational point of view, which doesn’t necessarily work. Power Move Two engages IQ, EQ and BQ, mind and body, facts and feelings, as part of the decision making process. You learn how to scan your body-mind with feeling awareness, listening not just to your thoughts, but gut physical instincts and emotions too. Once you calmly inquire into your mental, physical and emotional state, you can respond appropriately to what is happening.
Use Power Move Two to sort out circumstantial evidence, to separate facts from false assumptions based on your fears, and outdated beliefs. This perspective helps you recognize and accept what you cannot control and focus your attention on what you can control or to get creative about what is possible.
3-Make a clear decision and carry it through
The reminder for Power Move Three is: “I can make a powerful choice and follow through on my decision.” While the first two power moves are designed to help you attain a calm, balanced state in which you feel a inwardly alert and able to hold a clear view of what-is instead of what-is-imagined, the third Power Move allows you to embody and focus your personal power in alignment with your deepest desire-your passion and your purpose-and then bring that purpose-driven power fully into the decision-making process.
This move is all about getting clear, from a place of inner clarity and power, what you truly want in any situation. Knowing your authentic desire is essential so that you can choose and act decisively. We access this clarity of intention and desire in Power Move Three based on the grounded information we accessed in the first two moves. When you are aligned with your overall desired outcome, the power of that larger purpose or vision enhances the decision making process. Carrying through and not wavering back and forth saves you a lot of time, money and shows you took the time to step back, gather facts, listen to your gut and then as a leader carried through on a decision with confidence and clarity.
How To Boost Your Decision Making Power
1. Take time proportionate to the impact of the decision; the larger the impact of the decision the more time you take.
Before I learned better, I led teams that wasted time on low-impact decisions while high-impact decisions were delayed. Placing low-impact items at the top of a meeting agenda so that you can quickly get over them is a golden opportunity to waste time on insignificant items.
2. Procrastination can be avoided by setting a self-imposed deadline, or by recognizing the reality of an actual deadline.
3. Write the deadline on the calendar.
4. Gather options. 90% of making the correct decision is gathering information.
5. Train your team to bring several solutions, not just problems.
6. Options and walking through worst-case scenarios can virtually eliminate fear.
7. What do your guiding values tell you about this issue?
8. Is there a way to minimize risk by making each part of the decision bite-size?
9. Ask experts – someone who has done it lately.
10. Ask your spouse.
11.Grow your network Many owners are looking to raise growth capital. Look for business organizations that can be helpful, such as industry associations or your local chamber of commerce. Often, these organizations link up with companies that could be a supplier, a potential customer or someone you can work with in some way. But they also often enable entrepreneurs and CEOs to open up about the challenges they face, and to identify new solutions. Networking with other similarly-situated CEOs can only help.
12.Be strategic Most days, company owners are busy simply running their businesses. Few owners get to step back and think strategically. They just don’t allocate the time to it. Strategic planning also can devolve quickly into budgeting sessions or other mundane issues. Step back and take a day (or more) and think about what your business could be. What is the opportunity you should really be pursuing?
13.Discipline yourself Some of us can get up in the morning and say, “I’m going to get this done today.” Others need someone looking over their shoulders. One benefit of having a board, informal or formal, is that you can use them to add more discipline to your business. If you have to report out to your advisors, you are going to need to tell them what you have accomplished!
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Originally posted 2014-11-25 08:55:27.