Making decisions is essential to success. Without a decision, we cannot follow through and complete.
This truth seems so basic and obvious. Why then do so many get so hung up in daily indecision? I’m sure you know that completing priority items is optimum. But decision making requires courage and sometimes we’d rather distract ourselves than choose.
The Daily Decision strategy works well on the tail end of the Go Direct strategy. Understanding and using the Daily Decision strategy causes one to quit second-guessing and to complete.
This strategy is not used for momentous career and business decisions. It’s best used for daily personal productivity enhancement. If you find yourself questioning what you’ve accomplished at the end of the day – this strategy is for you.
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Daily Decision Strategy Steps
1). Choose two, and only two, important things to complete today.
2). Identify what completion looks like so you’ll know it’s complete.
3). Schedule a time (I use one hour per item), set a timer and remove yourself from all other distractions (turn off email, phones, etc.) until complete.
4). Choose only things that meet these criteria: A) You are eager bring your best to it. B) Its completion inspires you. C) Its completion creates progress for a greater objective.
5). Complete both items in the time allotted.
Inspiration and eagerness are vital to completion because obligation is resistance and you can’t complete something while fighting it at the same time.
Strategies are often deceptively simple to follow but laden with hidden blessings when followed. Often these energetic blessings provide greater value, in the form of well being, than the completion itself.
But there’s a downside as well. When we talk a good game but don’t follow-through on a strategy, we create unrest and self-doubt.
Actually using the Daily Decision Strategy brings forth five powerful energies, all directed for your greater greater good. Yet it’s impossible to enjoy the five following energies without first making a decision. Declaring what you want is essential.
1). Energy of Decision – Decision expands possibilities through trial and error. Increased mistakes lead to more options, which create more opportunities, which always lead to greater freedom. Decision making brings determination, resolve, boldness and a fixed purpose, which is built right into this strategy.
2). Energy of Commitment – Your commitment is your pledge and promise to fully engage in what you say is important to you. Commitment is your assurance that you can trust yourself. Clients new to coaching will often over-commit. While you are getting the hang of this strategy, it’s important to promise less and to fulfill every promise.
3). Energy of Accountability – Accountability proves your responsibility or your ability to respond. When we tell our intentions to another, we’ve stepped our game up a notch. We’ve decreased the possibility of failure simply because another person is aware of our plans.
4). Energy of Self-Honor – Holding oneself in the respect of high regard brings a scared element of esteem along with the characteristics of integrity and courage. Without honor we betray our original blessing of capability and we feel the shame of non-action.
5). Energy of Completion – Completion creates integration between you and your desires. Completion is conclusion, fulfillment and fruition, which are necessary to recognize your own competence to life.
Using the Daily Decision strategy will boost your objectives forward while increasing your joy and fulfillment. Feel the natural power in decision, commitment, accountability, honor and completion and you’ll no longer question what you’ve accomplished at day’s end.
Decide. Commit. Be Accountable. Honor Yourself. Complete.