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7 Ways to Live Life to the Max


7 Ways to Live Life to the MAX
This is a part of the process that is used to develop you into the wonderful person
that your destiny requires. When you make a mistake do not linger too long or
continue to revisit the birthplace of the mistake. Yes, there may be some value in
analysing what went wrong, and what steps should be taken in order not to do the
same thing again.
For these purposes only it is okay to visit your past but remember, do not live
there. There is nothing you can do to take it back. You must first of all accept
that no amount of crying, no amount of punishing yourself with guilt, will
change anything.
Why Decision-Making Is Difficult
One of the things we do most frequently in life is make decisions. Each moment
of our life we make decisions about what we need or want to do. Making correct
decisions is critical because of their consequences. One decision could change
the course of our life; some might even say, the course of eternity.
Usually at a younger or ideological age we are inclined to see decisions as black
or white, good or bad, right or wrong. With wisdom, hindsight and, maybe age,
we realize that some decisions are not black or white; there are all kinds of grey
in between.
This is what creates a dilemma. At times you have to choose between the better
of two good things and the better of two evils. This makes decision-making
difficult. We avoid having to choose between two bad things because it goes
against our belief system. One result can have both good and bad consequences,
or the better option may carry risks.
Most of the time we are free to make our own decisions. At times there will be
issues in life where we will be forced into making a decision. If we do not make
some decisions, others will make them for us. Our belief system will influence
how and what decisions we will make. A strong belief system will give us the
confidence required to be firm and precise in our decision-making.
Running away from our decisions is not decision-making. It is decision-
avoidance and this generally makes the matter worse. The ‘important’ becomes
‘urgent’. The ‘urgent’ becomes ‘critical’.
Copyright © Dennis R Curyer, 2003
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