“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”Theodore Roosevelt
Important decisions usually don’t come with a whole lot of time to think about them. Going with our gut is always the better move, but knowing what your gut is saying is not always easy. The mind gets in the way.
It takes true courage to say no to a great opportunity. Every opportunity we have the chance to take is always a mix of hard work, timing and chance. Take two opportunities, but in an equal amount of hard work, and one will fail because of chance and the other will success because of chance. That’s why it’s important to follow our instincts. We might fail, but at least we followed who we are. Failure hones instinct just as sharp (if not more so) than success does.
Here are some questions we can ask to prompt an gosh darn honest response from ourselves:
Would I want to do this if it started tomorrow?
Does this align with my values and dreams?
Does this benefit everyone, or is this one sided?
If money needs were met, would I say yes to this?
If I say yes, what other things do I have to say no now? (Or what am I giving up by saying yes and is it worth it?)
Would my childhood self be proud if I did this?
Does this give me what I need, while also tickle my curiosity?
Take one or two you find useful. Or let these spark your own questions.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #708