It’s roasting hot here in London.
I’m at my desk, tapping away on my laptop to the sound of an ice cream van tinkling in the distance.
As a kid, stick me in front of an ice cream menu and I’d pick strawberry every time.
It didn’t matter what it was, as long as it was strawberry.
When strawberry was sold out . . . I was stumped and took hours to choose.
What was it like for you?
Was it a quick decision or did it take ages?
This ice cream daydream got me thinking . . .
When it comes to choices about more important things in life, how do you make decisions?
Any of these sound like you?
Let’s say, (like me with strawberry ice cream), when it comes to making life decisions, you go for the same mode every time.
You never stop to consider other options.
What might you miss out on, that you’re just not seeing?
For me, this can sometimes be a blind spot.
I have to stay aware, stop and think, before I fall into default choice-making mode (AKA ‘strawberry flavour every time mode’)
I force myself to open my mind to other possibilities.
It’s wise to stay conscious of how you make your choices.
If life’s not how you want it, the only way you’ll create change is by making different choices.
'If you always do what you’ve always done,
you’ll always get what you’ve always got'
- Henry Ford
Think about this for a moment.
Whichever style you normally use, what impact does it have on where you’re steering your life?
What results are your choices creating?
Which leads me to the Choice Challenge if you’re up for it?
Over the next 24hrs, tune into your choice-making behaviours.
Notice every time you make a decision - no matter how small.
Become aware of which decision mode you’re using.
It could be
While you’re in that moment of decision, ask yourself this one question
Which decision-making mode would be the best?
Don’t do the same old . . . create new possibility in life.
'It’s your choices and decisions that determine your destiny'
- Roy T. Bennett
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