Writing Your Best Self

A Decision-Making Sequence For Making Great Choices

September 27, 2022 Georgina El Morshdy
Writing Your Best Self
A Decision-Making Sequence For Making Great Choices
Show Notes

How easy is it for you to make good decisions?

Decision-making is an important life skill because the quality of your life is directly correlated

"When a decision is more complex - such as a choice that will have a significant impact on your life's trajectory, it can feel more empowering to take that decision with a systematic approach. "

Tune into this episode to hear us explore: 

  • Why decision-making skills matter. 
  • The features of a good decision. 
  • How journaling creates the mental clarity needed to make good decisions. 
  • Techniques for easing the worry train. 
  • Understanding the power of questions. 
  • A 12-step sequence for making great choices. 
  • And more...

"When we know we're good at making good decisions --- when those key crossroad moments in our lives show up,  we know we'll be able to navigate them and choose."

The sequence of questions for making good decisions. 

  1. What decision do you need to make - and how much time do you have? 
  2. What's the background to this decision? 
  3. What are the opportunities (and what evidence do you have)? 
  4. What are the risks (and what evidence do you have)? 
  5. What does your head say? 
  6. What does your heart say? 
  7. What’s most aligned with your core values? 
  8. How would you advise a best friend making this same decision?
  9. Who can help you make this decision? 
  10. What are the alternatives to this decision? 
  11. The 10/10/10 Method. 
  12. What’s your decision… and why? 

In a world of instant gratification, where we want things NOW.  Where information is at our fingertips. Where we’re heavily influenced by the media and information that surrounds us. 

It’s not always easy to give ourselves the space to really think things through. 

But sometimes, time is exactly what we need. 

When making big decisions, we need the space to feel into all the angles and possibilities. We need the space to gain SELF-AWARENESS plus the time to engage in critical thinking and problem-solving skills. 

Innovation, creativity, and lateral thinking are also useful skills for choosing well!

Imagine how differently you’d feel if you KNOW you’ve made the right choice for you because you’ve thought through the decision thoroughly…

Remember, your journal is here to hold you anytime you need to go deep. 

I hope the questions & sequence shared in this episode prove useful to you. 

Get to writing! 

"Journaling helps clear bandwidth and shift your perspective. As you create space, you can clear mental chaos and clutter, empowering yourself to make good decisions."

Also, check out the BestSelf Co. range of journaling tools:
1. Creating Your Live List [$5 investment].
2. Transform Fear to Focus [$5 investment].
3. 52 List Journaling Prompts [a free tool].
4. Journaling options... Self Journal & Scribe.

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Now get to writing!