Do you find it hard to make decisions? Yes or No?
If you find out more about both sides of a decision, it may help. Or you just be even more stuck between the two options. What to wear for a conference - that should be relatively easy. It is for me, but not for my business partner.
And what about the ‘big’ decisions? Especially if you are anxiously stuck. How about some different routes towards reaching those?
When you made a good decision, what helped you to reach that decision? How did you know what to do? How did you know that you had decided?
I had the idea of presenting a conference keynote in verse. I’d not done that before, perhaps because it had never occurred to me. It seemed like a plausible idea, but not as safe as a familiar and more conventional presentation. Then I also realised I was not confident about the quality of the (unwritten) poem. But I like challenging myself to do new things. And I felt comfortable with the prospective audience.
The deadline was looming, which didn’t help because it became more of an immediate worry, and also did help because I had to get ready one way or another. I had a focused discussion about it with a colleague. During that I was encouraged to visualise each possibility. I realised that I’m excited and comfortable with the version that is attractive. And so it became clearer. Almost a moment of witnessing myself deciding.
And I did it. Was it any good? You decide.
This post was inspired by Jan Muller, from Hamburg, who presented a session at the Skills and Solutions Conference, Amsterdam