making decisions

I???ve seen this enough times to step back and think. People make decisions but sometimes do not see it through. What do I mean?

One thing you need to employ when you make a decision is patience. If you make a decision, things flow from that decision. Some things you can see immediately and some which will take time. What sometimes gets frustrating is that the things you wish you could see happening are not taking place in the timeframe you???ve been expecting. Consequently, you make further decisions based on what you have perceived.

Sometimes, the decisions you make take time to gestate. It takes time to cool down from a boil to a simmer and then completely settle down. But if we rush things, we don???t see what we expect to see and then believe that the things we are expecting to see are simply not going to happen… when the reality is that it will be but much later.

1. If you make a decision, take your time to make it.
Don???t feel you have to rush a decision even if externalities seem to demand that of you. You have to make a decision based on the things that matter to you, not them. A rushed decision, factoring in other externalities, will then only mean a bad decision. One which you may have to undo at some point in the future.

2. If you make a decision, stick by it.
Be loyal to the process. Your process.  You???ve spent the time, effort and energy into thinking this through, haven???t you? Don???t throw it all away on a whim, an emotion or a reaction. Let a change of mind be a well thought out decision.

3. If you make a decision, give it time to gestate.
Allow yourself and your circumstances the ability and distance to develop and for things to take its course. If you rush to quick conclusions earlier than need be, all you do is waste energy and time. Energy and time in making a decision and then the same energy and time in not seeing it through.

Decisions are not supposed to be cast in stone, you have both the opportunity and the ability to change your decisions. Sometimes, circumstances change around the decision but the point to keep in mind, is that your action/reaction is completely within your control.

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