From Magic City Morning Star|
Each day, we make decisions that shape our lives. These can be big decisions such as to change careers, start a business or get an advanced degree or they can be as small as deciding what to focus on at a particular moment. "The devil is in the details" rings especially true here because too many ineffective small decisions can creep up on you and throw you off course.
Whether you work for yourself or someone else, it's your decisions that determines your success. Most people tend to be cognizant when they make the big decisions such as entering new markets, developing new products, etc… It's in the smaller decisions where we tend to get into trouble. Take the following list of decisions:
Some of these decisions indicate procrastination while others might be so quick we may not even be aware that we've made a decision. This happens frequently in conversation where the action (talking) is so fast that we sometimes say the first thing that comes to mind before thinking about the consequences.
The trick here is to catch yourself when you make these decisions. Here's a couple tips to help improve the quality of little decisions:
Keep in mind that small changes can often have powerful results. So just being conscious of what you're doing at a particular moment may be enough to get you moving in the right direction.
© 2007 James Feudo
James Feudo is a speaker, author and trainer specializing in communication skills. James has developed a series of programs to help people improve how they communicate with themselves, others and to groups. You can learn more about James at www.jamesfeudo.com and visit his blog at blog.jvf.com where you can sign up for free tips delivered to your email inbox.
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