Everything You Do is a Matter of Choice

My ex-wife and I have a good relationship. I consider her one of my closest friends. Divorce can be adversarial or not – it’s a choice. You can decide to drag out the proceedings by not negotiating in good faith, or you can come to an agreement with which you can both live. Everything you do is a matter of choice. You may not like the options you have to pick from – but it is a choice. You can choose to do nothing – and see what happens – or you can choose to do something and hopefully end up with what you want. Everything you do is a matter of choice.

Worth Remembering – “It is in your moments of decision that your future is shaped.” – Robbins

You can choose to chastise your employees for making a mistake, or you can choose to teach them the way you’d like it done so they don’t make the same mistake a second time. You can choose to belittle them in front of their peers, or you can choose to have a private conversation. You can choose not to give credit where credit is due or praise an individual or team in front of the entire department or organization – and let everyone know that it was their idea that turned the situation around – not yours. Everything you do is a matter of choice.

Worth Remembering – “It’s easy to make decisions once you know what your values are.” – Disney

The next time you are faced with making a choice – do what I do. Ask yourself a series of questions, and then decide on the best course of action that will get you what you want.

Ask Yourself:

  • What’s in it for me? What do I want? You have to name it to claim it.
  • Is there a lesson here? What am I supposed to be taking away from this, so I don’t repeat it?
  • If I do this – what will happen? If I do that – what will happen? Pick one
  • If I decide to do nothing – what’s the worst thing that might happen? If you decide to do nothing that is a choice.
  • What do I need to do to get what I want? Am I willing to do that?
  • If I choose and end up not getting what I want – what am I prepared to do next?

Worth Remembering – “Make good choices today, so you don’t have regrets tomorrow.” – Unknown

Keep in mind that what happens in Vegas never stays in Vegas. Google rules the world, and it never forgets. You are free to choose what you do and post online, but you are not free to alter the consequences of your decisions. Someone will find it if it is out there on the dark web. So, make sure whatever you decide to do – you can live with it. Everything you do is a matter of choice.

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