As we hurtle headlong toward the beginning of a new year, there’s still a little bit of 2022 left.
With this in mind, here’s a checklist you might find timely:
Now, I’d like to revisit decision making…
Did you know that the word “decision” comes form the Latin word decidere?
And here’s where it gets interesting…
The Latin decidere is a combination of 2 words:
de = “off”
caedere = “cut”
To make a decision literally means to cut off other options or choices. It’s a process of choosing one thing at the exclusion of others.
In some instances, making a decision is easy.
In others, less so.
And there are a few decisions that can almost feel paralyzing.
I could give examples, but I’ll leave it up to your imagination and experience to figure out which is which for you.
Want a helpful short-cut to making all decisions easier, especially those gut-wrenching, why-can’t-someone-else-make-this-decision-for-me choices?
It’s simple really.
Start with your values.
What’s important to you.
The things that make you who you are.
OK, but how do you figure out your values?
It’s free and should only take a few minutes.
And if you go through this values exercise and would like to have a conversation to further dig into and explore your values, that’s something I’d love to be a part of. Just let me know.
Oh, and if you’re married or in a committed relationship, I’d encourage both you and your partner to go through this exercise separately. And once you each get down to your 5 most important values, I have an exercise for the two of you.
And I’m happy to facilitate this conversation for you both if you prefer.
Your goal is to come up with a shared list of 5 values for the two of you by combining your separate lists of your personal 5 values.
There isn’t a winner or loser here.
It’s meant to be an exploratory exercise to help you better know and understand each other.
And it will help your joint decisions become more clear once you better understand the personal values that are driving each of you.
There’s a lot more to cover here than the confines of this email allow, but just know this:
When your values are clear, your decisions become easy.
Some of you will want to dive into this exercise, while others of you will have absolutely zero interest.
But if you are interested in exploring this further and I can help, please let me know.
This is something I feel is important and too often left unaddressed.
Getting clear on your values could be one of the most important decisions in your life
Get in touch with your thoughts or let me know how I can assist…