Taking right decisions are crucial in life and often we are forced to take decisions too. Though the modern era brings you a number of tools to take a good decision at times, finally it is you who has to take a decision the most dangerous thing being, ultimately that decides your life.
Here are a few techniques that would help you right decisions whenever needed. Apply these rules when weighing your options to ensure that your decisions always play out in your favor:
Pay attention to signs from the Universe: The first rule asks us to open up to obvious signs. The universe tries to offer guiding signals that we often miss or neglect if we’re not tuned in. Anything can be a sign: your late mother’s name on a truck, a person you were just thinking about calling you, receiving an offer when you need it most, etc. When you do recognize something as a sign, don’t dismiss it. Reflect on the potential message being delivered to you.
Give Priority to your own advice: If you can’t take your own advice, you’ve learned it in vain. Our lifelong experiences should fortify our wisdom and clarify our choices. If 5 or 10 years ago you knew what you know now, what would you have done differently? Allow former events to dictate present decisions and decide what could be done. Also consider what would you advise someone else to do if they shared an issue identical to yours.
Keep clean your conscience: Try your level best not to put a lot of pressure on yourself while taking a decision. No decision should stain your spirit. Do your best to act for the good of everyone, not just for your own good. Decisions that hurt others and only benefit you will eventually turn against you. When in doubt, consult your moral code. Keep your conscience clean by making clean choices.
Keep away negative emotions: Nothing keeps us stagnant like our own fear, impatience, and frustration. Moving forward with the right choices means we must eliminate these emotions. If we weren’t afraid of anything, we would act with incredible courage. Know that these feelings are impediments to the progress of your life and that when you eradicate them, your decisions no longer stem from your ego but from your highest self. Always remember this rule of thumb: never make a decision under desperation.
Know your influences: We often turn to our friends for guidance when we’re confused. Why do we do this, when the right answers are all within us? When we recognize who influences us, we can discern whether their advice is causing positive or negative effects. So ask yourself: To whom am I listening, instead of listening to myself? Remember that people are naturally biased and flawed because they’re dealing with their own dilemmas. Better to go within and find the solutions there.
Follow your intuition: Our intuition puts into perspective the entirety of a situation: it takes us beyond one moment in time and reveals how things will unfold in the future. The truth is that we already know exactly what we must do and what will happen, if only we follow our internal GPS. Intuition is what feels right inside, and it isn’t just some “gut feeling;” our instincts can reshape our lives. Following our intuition helps us realize that we have the power to make the right decisions. Engage your sixth sense for a heightened perception of what to do and what to avoid. Make one decision based on your intuition.
Don’t cross red flags: Just as much as the universe offers signs, it also puts up red flags. For example, if unexplained “coincidences” are stopping you from doing something, reconsider your decision. As much as you like someone you’ve just met, you must heed the warning signs: are they prone to lying or cheating based on their past relationships? Do they treat others poorly? Are they egocentric? You must distinguish your need to be with a partner from your need to be with this partner so as not to proceed beyond a clear boundary of red flags.
Consider “possibility”: when we think something good can happen, we take the right actions to ensure it comes true. If we decide it’s time to meet a new partner, we may take more time getting ready in the morning, excited to look great for a potential suitor. We may take better care of ourselves, become more outgoing, and even begin a conversation with someone attractive. Introduce new prospect into your life. Write out a situation for which you must make a decision soon. Put into words the entirety of your thoughts–the good, the bad, and the ugly. Then, jot down your choices and their potential outcomes. Remember, organized thoughts lead to wise decisions.