10 Strategies in Making Wise Choices!
You can ultimately affect who you are, what you are, and what direction your life is headed by making wise sustained choices in your life.
Ten strategies to follow that will empower you to launch that mentality in life, sustain it, and end up at the destination of your choosing.
Don’t Be Afraid to Fail!
“Failure is an event not your identity.”
Success and failure are not that black and white. If you have the perspective that you are learning through each situation in life, you will be like a sponge that is soaking up everything possible that went right and discarding the remainder.
If there was no ceiling to what you could achieve, there were no boundaries to where you could go, and you could write your own script in life- Would you be a different person?
You must train your brain to see glorious opportunities as opposed to defeats. Get excited about all that could go right as opposed to what might go wrong, because that is one of the wisest choices you will ever make.
Take Responsibility for Your Choices!
Life can either happen to you or it can happen for you.
You can take the notion that nothing in life is of your own volition, and you have no control over the direction your life is headed, or you can take responsibility to have supreme demand of your life and automatically place yourself in the driver’s seat.
The wise choice is to recognize that life ultimately comes down to momentum. It is imperative that you build one wise choice upon another and in the process, you will have built a fortress that is constructed of wisdom. The culmination of making wise choices reveals itself in the form of a magnificent life that will have you firmly in control of your destiny.
There is no reason in the world that you should ever have to start from scratch or reinvent the wheel. Find someone in your field of endeavor that you can identify with and study them, imitate what characteristics you value, and emulate if not surpass their success.
For example, you may desire to become an actor. Take time to view documentaries of successful Hollywood actors to know what choices they made along the way. Inevitably, those who have become household names have been very wise in what roles they selected.
A perfect illustration is Reese Witherspoon. Forbes named her the world’s richest actresses with an estimated net worth of $400 million. As she became older, the roles were not as forthcoming, but instead of quitting what she loved to do, she started her own production company. Those are the kind of footsteps worth following and the kind of success worth emulating.
One of the most challenging aspects in conquering any mountain in front of you is going to require that you stay motivated. The alternative is to back down and accept defeat which is never a wise choice.
A few practical strategies that can keep you inspired are:
Find that something inside of you that ignites you and excites you. Since there is nobody on earth that has ever walked in your shoes, question what makes you different. “The difference is the difference” meaning that which separates you from the pack is what distinguishes you and qualifies you to be unequivocally unique.
Begin questioning what can drive you internally to really stand out and at the same time make a statement of your individuality. There is not a more powerful force on earth that can sustain your momentum like that of determining how you choose to define yourself.
Find something to chase. When you have a reason to get out of bed every morning and look forward to what you can achieve, whether you are 28 or 88, you will rise with expectant optimism for what the day can bring.
Similar to playing the game of chess, you need to be strategic in order to successfully execute each move on the board. Therefore, take it upon yourself to be very concise in your plan of attack and always be thinking of your next move well before it is time to play your hand. This is a fundamental concept that you must incorporate that requires discipline. It requires continuous concentration on the task at hand to develop a calculating mindset.
Quite often the difference in having an ordinary life or an extraordinary one is in recognizing favorable opportunities when they present themself. It is very intriguing to become aware of people’s stories who seized an opportunity that others missed or chose not to act on.
A young couple went on their first date to a frozen yogurt stand and hatched an idea that very night in Orange County, California, which was to open a well-branded, family friendly, self-serve frozen yogurt store in the Los Angeles area. They would end up marrying and opened their first yogurt shop in 2007. In the process, they revived a lost piece of Americana by creating an environment where anyone could enjoy their time together while having dessert.
Menchie’s has since become known as a universal brand and have captured a timeless treasure that had been void in the marketplace.
Be Outcome Oriented!
It is important to be aware that wisdom is derived from the understanding that you must continuously invest yourself to grow and prosper.
This is going to require you to keep pushing the envelope and to never become complacent.
There is no such thing as coasting in life and if at any time you do choose to become complacent, just know that you are either going to lose momentum or be going downhill.
Keep Learning Every Day!
You should never regret a day in your life because there is always something to learn – bad days give experiences, worse days give lessons, good days give happiness, and best days give memories.
There has not ever been nor will there ever be two days that are alike on planet earth, therefore make the most of each waking moment and seize the day in front of you.
Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable!
If you ever get to the point when you think you have it figured out, think again. Life is visceral, fluid, and ever changing which means that you need to be in a continuous state of being uncomfortable. This is not about turning off your air-conditioner in the middle of summer or taking cold showers, but that it is vital to not become apathetic.
Take an athlete who has trained their entire life to become a world champion and has sacrificed all that they have. Their big day finally comes, and they are crowned as the absolute best, but now they are faced with a whole new set of goals. How do they stay motivated upon having reached the top? Like most things in life, the “main thing is the main thing” meaning you have to remain uncomfortable to a certain extent and keep working unless you want success to be taken away.
Take Aim and Fire Away!
The most prolific decision you will ever make when it comes to making wise choices is choosing to act when it is time. You are going to have to have a spirit of boldness and courage as opposed to timidity and weakness. Capture those serendipitous moments because you have to embrace greatness when it is in your sights.
Wrapping it Up!
You can’t be afraid to fail! You must train your brain to see glorious opportunities as opposed to defeats and get excited about all that could go right as opposed to what might go wrong.
You must also realize that life can either happen to you or it can happen for you.
Life ultimately comes down to momentum and it’s imperative that you build one wise choice upon another and in the process, you will have built a fortress that is constructed of wisdom.
One of the most prolific ways that you can construct wisdom in your life is to emulate success.
Find someone in your field of endeavor that you can identify with and study them, imitate what characteristics you value, and emulate if not surpass their success.
Find ways to continuously stay motivated by identifying what inspires you.
Find something to chase.
You must be calculating and seize opportunities when they present themselves.
Be outcome oriented, continuously learn, and be comfortable being uncomfortable in order to remain at the top of your abilities.
Embrace greatness when it is in your sights because time is fleeting.