The Highly Inspiring Journey with Mario M. Montreal
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Welcome to The Highly Inspiring Journey podcast hosted by Mario M. Montreal AKA the Journey Guide. Each week, we're embarking on a new trip where Mario shares perceptive observations and inspiring insights on motivation, mastery, mindfulness, and meaningful living. And some more. Because it takes time to rediscover the best within yourself, let's do it together. What are you waiting for? Discover more at: www.MarioMontreal.com.
Most Recent Episode
How to Make Great Decisions | THIJ Trip #3
Jul 30, 2016
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–SUMMARY & INSPIRING INSIGHTS: How to Make Great Decisions–
1.) In general, making decisions is HARD. And I'm definitely no superhuman (or have any superpowers at all, goddammit!). I struggled a LOT making even the simplest choices, and it's still one of my biggest weaknesses—making great decisions.
2.) But here's what I've learned: Sometimes you need room to think about it. Don't mistake this one with indecisiveness. (It's a BIG difference!) Because sometimes you really need more facts, research, and due diligence to make a sound decision. Take your time!
3.) Next, there is no such thing as a "Perfect decision." Get that out of your mind. You got to begin and make a decision, and you see if you were right (or wrong) afterwards. Watch the video (or listen to the audio) to find out what my my former school principle used to say regarding that topic. Whatever you do, always make sure you learn. HUGE!
4.) Take a stand. Period. IF you're constantly doubting yourself whether you've made the "right" decision (or not), it has everything to do with YOU. You lack self-esteem and confidence. Listen, if it takes you DAYS to make a decision and then change it in an instant ... you're not taking a stand. Be like successful people: Make a decision (do your due diligence first, for sure!) and then TAKE A STAND. Which leads us to:
5.) Course-correct if it's not working out. See, we only know if a decision was "wrong" if it didn't work out as expected. That's not the end of the world. We can make a new decision every single day WITHOUT losing our face. We have "enough evidence" that our first choice and decision was wrong ... and now we can make adjustments. (Sometimes we're just a lil bit of course, sometimes it's a bigger difference.)
6.) Whatever, take FULL responsibility for YOUR LIFE. It's crucial if you want to do things that are meaningful and important TO YOU. I believe the #1 underlying issue of being indecisive is a lack of responsibility and accountability. It's totally okay—I even recommend it—if you take your time to make a decision. But, it better be for good. Here's what I mean: (1) Use your time to do the research necessary (2) understand your choices (3) then make a decision based on that. Later on, you can course correct if you need to. The only thing you don't want to do is analysis paralysis, or what I call "The Perfection Trap." (BTW if you struggle with perfectionism, re-read point 3 and watch the video again.)
And, as always:
Enjoy the Journey,
–Mario M. Montreal
Creator, Meaningful Life Mastery
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