You make many important and significant decisions in your life, career and business every minute of each day. Here are eight feelings that can “TRAP” you into making a decision.
Feeling Tired and Bored – this is making a decision that will make you feel that you have at least done something whether it is the right thing or not in the short and/or long-term. It may be a sloppy, ill thought out, shortsighted decision rather than one that is neat, well thought out and taken with a longer view in mind. You are probably feeling stuck in a rut, tired of the same old same old, bored with your routine and wanting to do something different whether it is good for you or not. You want to do something to wake up and shake things up, to turn things upside down or inside out, to free you from the trap that you have set for yourself and to eliminate toxic people, things and situations from your life, career and business.
Feeling Rushed and Pushed – this is making a decision that has nothing to do with you keeping your power; being in control of what happens to you; having what you want; getting your own way and following your agenda. It has everything to do with handing over your power to someone else; giving them control over what happens to you; letting them have what they want; allowing them to have their way and following their agenda. You are giving up, giving in, giving over and giving away. Making a decision will allow you to escape from being trapped in the speed and pressure of the situation.
Feeling Anxious and Fearful – this is making a decision when you are way too focused on what may happen rather than what is happening right now; when you are feeling uncertain and uncomfortable with who you are and what you are doing; when you are getting way ahead of yourself and imagining what could go wrong instead of what will go right and when you are eager to get moving. You are also afraid of what lies ahead of you and would rather stay trapped where you are than risk moving forward as you are afraid that you will be unable to deal with what is beyond your control and outside of your comfort zone.
Feeling Perpetually Overextended and Overwhelmed – this is making a decision when everyone is vying for your time, energy and attention and your plate is overflowing with personal and professional commitments. While at first this brings the fantasy and euphoria of feeling needed, wanted and popular beyond belief, reality soon sets in when you realize that there are not enough hours in the day for you to do everything you said that you would do. You are probably double and even triple booked and finding yourself arriving late or not at all to events where your presence is expected and demanded. You feel trapped under the weight of your commitments.
If have experienced or are experiencing any or all of these eight feelings then avoid making any important and life, career or business changing decisions if at all possible. Your anger, negativity and resentment will prevent you from seeing the realistic big picture and show you an unrealistic and narrow picture. Who you are in your life and what you do in your career and business will be poor and low quality instead of excellent and high quality.
In order to start making solid, strong and sustainable decisions, you must shift your head to positive and progressive thinking and your heart to feeling energetic and interested; slowing down and moving forward at a thoughtful and deliberate pace; being relaxed and courageous and seeing space on your exciting and appetizing plate of personal and professional commitments. Say yes to what will work for you and fit into your schedule and no to what will not work for you and does not fit into your schedule. You can count on making good decisions that free you rather than bad decisions that trap you.