In the game of life, success often hinges on the choices we make. In this blog post, Jim shares some wisdom in decision-making and how these simple yet profound principles can not only elevate our personal lives but also enhance our leadership and work endeavors. So, let’s embark on this journey of uncovering the wisdom within our choices and learning how to navigate life’s complexities with confidence and purpose.
Wise choices will watch over you.
Proverbs 2:11, NLT
If you like sports, you hear it all the time. “We are going to approach this season one game at a time.” If you listen to the coaches, it’s all about becoming excellent in the basics – blocking and tackling. Practice the fundamentals of the game. One pitch at a time. If you play golf, it’s the same thing. One shot at a time.
These are common in sports phraseology. They seem simple and obvious but those who do them best usually experience a high level of success. How do these phrases apply to your life? How do they apply to your work? Your leadership? And why are they considered wise?
Making Wiser Choices
- Slow Down. We make better decisions when we slow life down. Do you have a morning routine or do you stay up too late and rush out the door? If you’re always in a hurry, figure out why and change your pace.
- Plan. Block time to plan. Plan out your week with purpose and intentionality. Discriminate against time wasters. Beware of scheduling too many activities and too little margin for important but not urgent work.
- Small is Big. Make good decisions in the small things. They add up. Keep your mouth shut when you’re tempted to say something careless. How much food did you put on your plate? Walk out the door to exercise before you change your mind. How long have you been sitting doing nothing of significance? Do what you say you’re going to do. Clean your car. Mow your lawn. Make your bed. Help a friend.
- Tithe. Give the first 10% away. Save the next 10%. Live off the rest. Don’t do this someday when things are better. Do them now. If you do, you will lay a foundation of financial strength and wisdom.
- Comebacks are overrated. We all love a good comeback story. We need them. But what if we lived our lives in such a way that they were rarely needed? Comebacks are rare because they often require extreme actions that cannot be sustained. The financial gamble. The crash diet. The emergency surgery. Do the hard things first and you will eliminate the need for desperation.
- Confess fast. Everybody makes mistakes. Fools cover them up. When you make a mistake, admit it. If you practice this, several things will happen: you’ll gain insight and make fewer mistakes, people will trust you more, and you will never have the need for lies
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