In all the work we've done with leaders around the world, by far the most powerful on an individual level is exploring the power of Choice. Choice gives us freedom to grow, to evolve and to achieve in ways that nothing else does.
This is a lengthy, but powerful article on choice, showing 5 decision trees and exploring the key accelerators to effectivement and maximising potential:
- understanding how to manage pain to produce progress
- Facing 'harsh realities'
- Worrying about achieving the goal
- Making decisions on the basis of first-second and third order consequences
- Holding themselves accountable
How many do you do on a daily basis, and which ones are holding you back?
So, the quality of our lives depends on the quality of the decisions we make . We literally make millions of decisions that add up to the consequences that are our lives. Of these millions, I believe that there are five big types of choices that we continually must make that radically affect the quality of our lives and the rates at which we move toward what we want. Choosing well is not dependent on our innate abilities such as intelligence or creativity, but more on character. For this reason, I believe that most people can make the right choices. The following five decision trees show these choices. I believe that those who don’t move effectively to their goals do the things on the top branches, and those who do move to them use the bottom branches.