Every day, you think seventy to eighty thousand thoughts a day, you then feel thousands and thousands of emotions equivalent to those thoughts on a daily basis and you make hundreds to thousands of decisions in that day, did you know that? So here’s my question to you; are you making your decisions consciously or unconsciously?
“In psychology, the decision-making process is regarded as the cognitive process resulting in the selection of a belief or a course of action among several alternative possibilities. Every decision-making process produces a final choice that may or may not prompt action.” Wikipedia, 2016
Should I get up when my alarm wakes me, or should I sleep in, what will I wear to work today? Shower or shower later? Shall I make a cup of coffee with creamer or just grab breakfast at McDonalds or Chik Fil A or somewhere else, which way will I drive to work or will I carpool instead? What if there is traffic since I woke up late, I might have missed the window, then you make the choice to update your Facebook, twitter and take a snap chat and when you do finally arrive at work after deciding what to wear and which bag to take, you put your bag down at your desk and decide to use the bathroom before your 8am meeting. Your life is a whole series called a decision-making process.
And the list of decisions goes on and on and on and you literally make thousands of them in a single day, yes, thousands. You decide if you want to stay in that awful relationship you keep complaining about, that is a choice and maybe you have been doing it so long that it has become a subconscious choice and now a habit and you feel STUCK. Shift your mindset about it and get UNSTUCK.
Maybe you are in that job you can’t stand but again, you have done it for so long, you are pretty good at it but you can’t stand your coworkers and your boss but because you have made up the story that you cannot leave, which is a decision, you stay and torment not only yourself, you torment all of those around you because you wear this look of dread and discomfort on your face and look miserable all the time and YES, that too is a CHOICE.
What about your friends? The friends you decide to have in your life, are you happy and do you have a lot in common or are you just doing it because they have always been your friends or because you are consciously choosing whom you want your circle of friends to be? Think about it…
Who should you date, where should you go out to eat, what computer should I buy, what about my iPhone, do I want a cat or a dog and why? The list endless! You are very literally a decision-making machine!
Are you Happy, unhappy, passionate, motivated, goal-oriented? Or does your life look more like this; sad, glad, mad, frustrated, annoyed, irritated, impatient, insecure, unworthy, broke, you know the drill.
In reality, you are NEVER stuck. You have somewhere in that line of times, decided to just think you are. When you finally realize it, you have the power to make the choice to get unstuck and do something different! Pretty simple ha?
Everything you experience in life is a bi-product of your decision-making process which is how you think, how you feel, how you communicate, the actions you take and those actions will produce your results. So everything you experience is the direct result of the decisions you made. Pretty simple ha?
Change Your Mind, Change Your Life
Because you are faced with thousands of different choices, your brain can get overwhelmed with all the sensory overload, the manipulated marketing and advertising, social media addiction, the news, reality TV, what your mother thinks you should do, your partner has an opinion and your boss, he has his opinion too. And the more people you ask about what you SHOULD do and what choice you NEED to make, you might just end up more confused as ever.
Making decisions is freedom and uncertainty breeds a lot of “I don’t knows,” and they can be complete and utter torture can’t they? Uncertainty is the seed of human suffering. If your life reflects a lot of “I don’t knows,” and “I’m not sures.” then you may need a radical boost in how to change your decision-making process, so you do know and have the courage to use your logical and wise mind and make better decisions so that you can have a better life, a life that evolves instead of one that is stagnating.
So become aware of your thoughts, become aware of your feelings and become aware how your communicate with others and become aware of the results you intend on having instead of the results that you just get. Self-awareness is a critical component in all of this, are you READY?
There are definitely days that I am not feeling my best, but you know what I choose to do my BEST despite what my brain and ego says, despite how I feel and I just trudge through it. Because either way you cut it, you can submit to it and be cranky and annoyed OR, you can choose a different path and decide to be happy and get on with it. Everything you do, or don’t do is a choice. BOOM! Is reality kicking in just yet?
CHOOSE what you want to do and go do it.
CHOOSE how you want to express your uniqueness to the world.
CHOOSE your friends wisely, they are a direct reflection of you.
CHOOSE differently if what you are currently doing is not working and needs to be re-evaluated.
CHOOSE to be happy and have an optimistic disposition.
CHOOSE to save for a rainy day, life is full of unexpected surprises.
CHOOSE to overcome your self-limiting beliefs.
CHOOSE to get out of a relationship that isn’t working for you, find your confidence and courage and CHOOSE to get out before you think you have to stay because you are too afraid of leaving.
CHOOSE to feed your mind with uplifting and inspirational media, books and shows and CHOOSE not to clog your mind with rubbish, toxicity, and fear-based nonsense.
CHOOSE to learn more about how to get better at making decisions.
CHOOSE to do that thing you have never done, like skydiving, learning a language, taking a trip or starting a business.
CHOOSE to know that you have the confidence, courage and power to do anything you want to do.
CHOOSE to let go of the past.
YOUR whole life is a CHOICE. Are you choosing wisely and relying on your wise mind and confidence or are you choosing by cause and effect and just reacting to everything?
Every single thing you do has a consequence and your life is going to depend on the choices you are making and are going to make. Now, what are you going to CHOOSE?