There are times where I just cannot decide what is the best course of action, what the best choice is. I can become paralyzed with indecision, weighing pros and cons, and worrying I may not be making the right decision.
Lately I have had better results – by far – by simply letting my heart decide.
What I mean by that is taking two or more things that I could potentially do and simply asking my heart which it is most interested in out of those things. The criteria could be delight or enjoyment or something undefined.
I always get a clear, strong choice, one that I feel like I can strongly stand behind.
My worried mind might get scared about it, but a deeper knowing realizes it is the right move for me. My worried mind may also wish that it could happen a little more quickly sometimes, but unless our physical safety is being imminently threatened, there is always more time available then we realize to make a decision.
If this sounds attractive to you give it a try. If this sounds too woozily new age-y for you, just wait until you are deadlocked any decision, and then give it a try. Sometimes extreme times call for extreme measures.
Here’s to good decisions you can stand behind, and here’s to your increased happiness from deciding with your heart.
Explore this idea more fully in Quixote Consulting’s team building and team development activities:
StrengthsFinder – Gallup’s online assessment of unique top five strengths. Learn your team’s strengths and learn how to put them into action.
MBTI Team Quest – Discover and leverage the various ways your people make decisions, strategize and access information, using this organizational standard. Team members begin to recognize the strengths that other types bring to the team, and the power that comes from multiple types working together.