"Choices are the hinges of destiny." ~ Pythagoras
How hard is it to strategically make a decision?
I find it quite difficult. At first I am freaked, acting like a kid trapped in a room with no doors and windows. Wandering.. beating on the walls, yelling for help. That's how I feel when I am first confronted with a difficult decision.
Then I move into the multiple choice stage. I run scenarios (from every angle) through my head. I voice them, I mentally write them down, I run them by other people.
Then I give up. I go through a phase where I resist. Decide I will not decide. Stand there with my arms crossed and lip poked out.
Then somehow, the fog clears. I pull out my mental file of the multiple choices and try to sort through the clutter. What is workable and what is not.
Then I set a plan in place. I decide what my first step is and what outcome I hope to obtain. I proceed accordingly.
It doesn't make it any easier when there is the absolute fear of failure. I feel unprepared most of the time. I have the knowledge, but not the tools.
The main tool I want is a safety net - and unfortunately, I have not acquired one. I could have.. but I have not.
So for the next seven months I need to find a safety net. Build this net. Give myself something to fall on. That is the goal.
What about you? When you are posed with a situation/problem - how do you react? What "tools" do you use?