Extremes can help you make decisions

Have you ever been in a situation where you had ten dollars and you had to make a call on how to spend that? That decision was pretty easy. And then there was the thousand dollar decision… and that decision was not so easy.

Extremes : they can help you make decisions. I can’t say that they are necessarily better decisions but they are quick. There’s something finite about what extreme situations present – either this or that, either here or there – that somehow make the whole decision making process clearer, shorter and more distinct.

I’ve been unwell these last few days. The blogging habit that I’ve been working on has encountered some tough times; and so, I can feel myself stumbling again. But somehow I feel like I am stumbling closer to success (than towards failure) if that makes any sense to you. Having started this habit, I noticed a mindfulness about blogging now. It is top of my mind. Every day. I feel that it helps.

I’ve had to wipe stuff of my to-do list to take some well-earned rest. I’ve had to do this to pull through. Consequently, it’s been easy to make quite a few decisions that I usually grapple with every day. I found myself saying no to most things in the last five days. It is something I am not used to yet strangely, it has brought relief. There is relief in letting go.

And so I come to the conclusion : Firstly, you know yourself best. So make the best decision for yourself. Secondly, a quick decision is better than no decision at all, or even a slow decision sometimes.


About rowena morais

Media Communications and Editorial Specialist. With my strong professional network of contacts, I help individuals and organisations, particularly those within Human Resource and Technology, strengthen their skill-base and brand through compelling writing, beautiful design, content marketing and publishing. Let's talk.

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