Posts tagged making decisions
How to make a difficult decision

Many of us have to make difficult decisions. Perhaps it is to leave our current job. Perhaps it’s whether to move to another country. Perhaps it’s to end a relationship which is simply not working. We all have those moments in life where we’re standing on the edge of the cliff. Do we make the jump? Make that leap of faith? Or do we retreat and edge back from the cliff?

The thing about difficult decisions is whether you actively make a decision or not, you’re making a decision.

Whether you decide to stay in your current job even though it’s slowly killing you, or you stay in a relationship which is leaving you empty and isolated, you’ve made a decision and you’re already suffering from the consequences of that decision.

The decision is difficult because it involves a degree of risk and uncertainty. And perhaps you fear the fall-out.

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How to overcome resistance and actually get stuff done

Are there things you resist doing?

You wake up – today is the start of a brand-new day you say to yourself. I’m going to launch my new business. I’m going to do my bookkeeping. I have to climb on top of my pile of clothes to find what I need - I’m going to declutter! I’m going to start that new exercise regime.

Two months later, it’s still sitting on your list. And you feel stressed and anxious. Or worst still, you feel guilty?

Whoever you are, no matter how talented or capable, I bet there’s things you’re resisting doing. So how do you start getting a handle on the resistance monster?

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