Guest Post by Brooke Green
My good friend, Brooke Green, wrote this guest blog post as a part of Life Quest which is a coaching guide and curriculum that was created to help you find and life your truth. For more info, click here.
The first step toward getting somewhere is deciding you’re not going to stay where you are – John Pierpont Morgan
No. Can. Do.
So, I started reflecting on how it is that I actually DO make a decision. I would say I think less about the act of decision-making, and more about NOT procrastinating. Does that make sense?
After I’ve waited as long as I can, before waiting TOO long and screwing things up, I make a decision. If I’m honest, I make my decision based 10% on facts and 90% on my gut or intuition. I used to berate myself for that. Thinking that surely your gut was not the way to make a decision. That is until I started ignoring my intuition and consequently making decisions with crappy consequences.
I trust my gut because it speaks the same language, as what we teach and live at Caskey, my inner game. Inner game is based on several philosophies, but 2 in particular govern my decision making process.
Abundance – I believe that each of us has an infinite power available to us. It’s there for the asking. It’s there when you have faith in the world’s ability and desire to provide you with everything you want. The world is abundant because your mind is abundant. Your creativity is abundant. Your imagination infinite. So use them.
Intent – When you’re making a decision, think about what your intent is. Is it all about you? Or, can you remove your ego and make it about something bigger than you – maybe even another person. I try to, as much as I can, to make my intent about something other than me. If you have your intent in the right place, you will always do and say the right thing. It might not be pretty or eloquent, or maybe even turn out the way you want it to. It will make sense later.
For me, the key to making a decision is trusting that the world is working according to plan. Everything happens for a reason – even if it isn’t immediately evident. Know in your heart that the world will always provide you with what you need, when you need it.
I know this is hard. It’s not a black and white answer. But I’m not a black and white girl. I think shades of gray are fascinating.
I guess if my method doesn’t work for you, there is always eenie-meenie-minie-mo!