3 Ways You Can Make Better Decisions To Accomplish Your VisionMay 20, 2022
How often as a business owner do you find yourself going down a rabbit hole of distractions? Getting stuck on the next thing?
The next thing that you think is going to help you realize your vision.
The next thing you need to grow your business.
We often find ourselves chasing our tails as CEO’s with endless to-do’s so when you’re faced with the next thing, here are 3 questions to ask yourself to stop you from going down the rabbit hole and moving forward with clarity.
Does this decision support my vision?
If you’re reading this then I know that you’re highly likely to be an ambitious achiever who has a huge vision for your company/ career and life. Like me, you’ve probably already mapped out exactly how you want your business to grow and what you want it to look like in the future.
However success is never a straight line and often things arise that can deviate us from our vision and roadmap. So when that happens and I’m faced with a decision the first thing I ask myself is does this decision support my vision? Or is it a distraction to my ultimate vision?
And that allows me to get to a quick yes or no to whatever the decision is that I need to make and move on quickly. This really does support you in not wasting time thinking too much about something and getting stuck in inaction. If you feel that something is a distraction, say no and move on.
Does this decision align with me?
I often hear my clients say I should do this, or I should do that. And I catch myself saying this sometimes as well but regardless if you should or shouldn't do something, it needs to align with you, or it won't work. Your energy will not be fully in it if it’s not something that doesn’t align with what you want.
This is a difficult question to ask and answer because there are so many experts out there these days telling us what we should and shouldn’t be doing because a particular way worked for them. It’s easy to go along with what others say without first checking in with ourselves and making sure that what is presented to us is aligned with our values, our vision and our goals.
How can I learn from my failures? How can I do it differently tomorrow?
It’s okay to fail so start taking risks. When you come from the mindset of your success being inevitable then you start to see ‘failures’ as lessons along the way. The only real failure is stopping.
If you’ve made a decision and it hasn’t worked out as you envisioned then the most important question to ask yourself is what did I learn from this? What should I be taking away from this experience? How can I use this feedback proactively to move forward quicker?
Allow yourself the time and space to fail.
Sara Blakely, the founder of Spandex, tells a story about how her father every night at the dinner table would ask his children, what did you fail at today? He recognized that there was nothing to fear in failure and often failure is what leads to alignment and success. Sara Blakely wasn't afraid to fail, and now her net worth is over $1 billion.
Want help realizing your vision with more ease and alignment? I’d love to hear from you. Just reach out at [email protected] and let’s see how I can support you.
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