Decide in Favor of Your Greatness
By Reggie Odom
What would be different in your life if you made decisions
in favor of your greatness?
Deciding in favor of your greatness means being true to yourself
and taking the high road in your decisions, whether anyone is looking
or not. Being true to yourself and taking the high road become one and
Decisiveness is a quality of greatness - making decisions
and staying with them over the long haul. That is, of course, unless it
becomes clear that it's time to make a different decision.
Indecisiveness is disempowering. Most of us have had
experience with some level of indecisiveness and know what it feels like.
We feel small. It distracts us, creates a sense of vagueness and zaps
our energy. It doesn't feel good.
Being decisive is empowering. It dissolves distractions,
gives us focus and simplifies our lives. It increases our confidence and
energizes us. It feels good.
It is common to make decisions backwards - to wait to
make a decision until we have all the "hows" tied up in a neat
package. What usually happens in this case is that we never make the decision
or the decision is made for us by default.
On the other hand, making a decision first ignites the universe to intercede
on our behalf by bringing about ideas, people and circumstances to assist
us. In other words, the decision brings about the "hows." And
with the universe as a working partner, making a decision brings about
the greatest of ease.
TIPS FOR DECISION-MAKING
You might ask, "How will I know it's the right decision?
Trust your gut is the simplest answer! Keep your decision-making
focus on what is true for you. Your gut always knows. A decision that
is true for you feels right.
Check for signs of the fear factor. If fear is active,
refrain from making a decision at that time. The outcome of a decision
based on fear doesn't serve your highest good. And it doesn't meet the
standards of being true to yourself or taking the high road.
Give thanks ahead of time. If you have a decision to
make but don't yet know the right course, take some quiet moments to look
at the decision in front of you. Then give thanks ahead of time for the
intuition (or sign) of the right course to take and go on about your day,
trusting that the answer will come to you. It will come, and sometimes
in an unexpected way.
Keep a decision journal. Write down all the decisions
before you at this time in your life, personally and professionally. And
make a decision to decide. Keep track of the decisions you make and the
Savor each decision you make. Notice how good it feels. And be thankful
for the will to make the decision you just made.
Practice making decisions at every opportunity. Decisiveness
is a habit and a way of being. To develop the habit, practice. Make decisions
at every opportunity, however small. Decision-making energy creates more
decision-making energy, increases your confidence in making decisions
and feels really good.
Make the decision to be decisive. Decisiveness is itself
Remember to decide in favor of your greatness by being true
to you and by taking the high road in making decisions. The view is greater,
the air is fresher and the company is really good on the high road.