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Does Life Get in Your Way?

Does Life Get in  Your Way

Life

Is Life in Your Way

I’ve been talking with quite a lot of people recently about their journey to success and getting unstuck. And generally, they have been really useful conversations. Yesterday, I rung someone who wanted to speak to me and they didn’t answer, and I thought it strange as they’d been through a process to book an appointment with me – (by the way, you can do this as well by clicking here). And you know how you mind read in these situations:-

  • Maybe they forgot it was dinner time
  • Maybe the kids played up
  • Maybe they had some doubts whether it was worth speaking to me – perhaps they were really stuck and got scared
  • Or may be life just got in the way

I will probably never know  but it made me think about how many opportunities we may miss because of “life” and it inspired this blog.

Watch the video below and then think about the examples below and the tool I give you to help you make the decisions

Some examples –

  • Maybe you’ve been invited to a networking event or other event and you were just too tired and then wondered whether you should have gone
  • Maybe someone said to you “why are you going to do that?”
  • Maybe you got caught up in other people’s should’s and ought to’s and just gave up?
  • Maybe you had to do the shopping or ironing?

Did you end up regretting your decision? Did you miss an opportunity?

Or maybe these thoughts came to your mind:-

  • It doesn’t feel right
  • Its not going to get me my goals
  • It’s not relevant to me

I suggest you find a piece of paper and draw a line down it vertically half way across. On one side you write “What if I did?” and on the other side, write “What if I didn’t?” And fill the answers in. You’ll soon be thinking this for any decision that you take. And you won’t miss important opportunities by letting life get in  your way.

Until next week, look out for those opportunities in life and If you’d like to talk to me about getting out of your own way book a free appointment.

Dr Bridget

Difficulty Making a Decision? – Here’s a Useful Tool

Do You have Difficulty Making a Decision? – Here’s a really useful tool

A Decision Making Tool

The Five Whys

Struggling with a decision? ‘The Five Whys’ is a great to tool that can help you move from the first simple initial thought through to completely understanding your decision and unsurprisingly, why, you came to that conclusion, thus making the whole process easier manage.

It is an important tool to be able to utilise, because if you make a decision without full exploration of what’s involved, it could end up being the wrong one. Also many people tend to get stuck instead of deciding, this tool can help you through the process ensuring a decision is made and you are able to move forward.

In this week’s video, which can be watched below, I discuss the ‘The Five Whys’ and provide an example of it being used. For a hard copy of the process please click here to download a pdf.

 

If you would like to practice using this tool, you could find someone, a friend or a family member, who wants to explore an issue or decision and ask them the ‘five whys’. Or if you have a difficult decision to make, try I on yourself and find out how useful it is!

If you are struggling to make decisions or want to understand the issues behind feeling stuck, give me a call on 07973 635102 or click here to book a complimentary session.

until next time, happy decision making,

Dr Bridget