“Our mind is the best place to make decisions that lead to success.”
How do you make decisions?
In the mind – of course! At least that is what most of us have been taught.
Many of us have learned NOT to trust our gut, or our intuition, or our own inner knowing. We may get those flashes of insight or that gut feeling, but more often than not we ignore it or allow our minds to second guess what we know in our heart or in our gut.
As a BG5™ Business Consultant one of the most powerful things my clients learn is how to trust their own unique Decision Making Strategy. If you think about it, success is all about making the right decisions at the right time. When you know how you are designed to make decisions with impeccable timing and you follow that decision making strategy – satisfaction, success and peace naturally and easily follow.
In my opinion, this is the MOST IMPORTANT element to success!
Now believe it or not – NONE of the ways we are best designed to make decisions are in the mind. None of them! It is all about “getting out of your head” and trusting your body’s infinite wisdom.
There are essentially six different decision making strategies. I’m only going to briefly cover one, but it is essential for you to discover and understand your own unique Decision Making Strategy. When you receive a BG5™ Career Profile Analysis you will gain a much deeper insight into the specifics of how you are uniquely designed to make the best decisions for you.
My Decision Making Strategy is to “Wait for Clarity.” 50% of the population is designed to “Wait for Clarity” before making a decision. If this is your Decision Making Strategy, like me, you should never make spontaneous decisions – especially on emotional highs or emotional lows.
If I make decisions on an emotional high, everything is a “yes!” I can’t tell you how much money I’ve wasted in business seminars that pump up your emotions to a high and then sell you all these “amazing” products that will solve all your problems. I used to buy everything immediately and then the next day (after I’ve come down from the emotional high) I am left wondering “What did I just do?”
The same is true about making decisions on emotional lows. Never decide to leave a relationship, move out, or quit your job from a place of being emotionally low. These types of decisions will most likely lead to a lot unnecessary chaos and confusion. Instead, “Wait for Clarity!”
One of the best ways to insure that you are waiting for clarity is to “sleep on it” before making a decision, especially any big decisions. When I am presented with an opportunity I always say, “Let me sleep on it and get back to you.” This gives me an opportunity to “feel” through the emotional ups and downs of what that decision may bring.
When the timing is right an emotional clarity seems to just “click” into place. There is a moment when I feel in my body a clear “Yes” or a clear “No.” This clarity gives me a sense of inner peace or inner knowing. The best way to describe it is that it just “feels” right and the decision is clear.
However, the second my mind gets in the way, I start to feel an uncomfortable pressure and begin second guessing myself with all the “what ifs” and “buts”. When I try to make a decision from my head I often get lost in doubt and confusion. This can often paralyze me or keep me spinning in my head so I never make a decision or I make a justified bad decision.
It is amazing how often I can feel a very clear “NO!” – And then my mind jumps in, wanting to justify why I should say “yes” instead. “Oh, but you need the money.” “It won’t take you very long, just say yes.” “You don’t want to disappoint anyone.” “You don’t want to look bad.” Blaahhh, blahhh, blahhh. How easy it is for my mind to completely throw me off track.
However, when I trust my Decision Making Strategy and “Wait for Clarity,” it gives me an unbelievable sense of inner strength and confidence. It has given me the permission to wait. To not rush decisions and to trust myself at whole different level.
I have learned that even when the experts encourage me to follow their advice, although it might be right for someone else, it is not always right for me. I have to follow my own inner truth, my own inner knowing and my own inner clarity. When I feel that inner clarity, it is both the right time and the right decision for me. These are the decision that have paved the way to my success – including financial success.
Imagine knowing how to make decisions, and having the upmost confidence it is the right decision for you at the right time. Through understanding your unique Decision Making Strategy you can learn to clearly identify what is correct for you or not. When to clearly say “Yes” and when to clearly say “No.” Think of the stress and pressure it would eliminate from your life. That stress and pressure is the direct result of trying to make decisions in the mind.
So, “get out of your head” and learn to trust your true Decision Making Strategy!
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