If you reflect on your life today, no matter how young or old you are today, do you agree that the decisions you made in the past today feel like, you´ve moved 1 lousy inch or 1 lousy cm forward? Do you nod that there are only a few decisions that moved you 1 mile forward?
I feel the same today and will write about it:
The good news is that it´s your decisions which move you in life because just sitting on a bench or couch, doesn´t change the present nor the precious future of our life.
No matter if it´s just a few decisions or a lot which you transacted, feeling alive comes from decision making.
If you know my hobbies and interests you might have noticed that I am a big fan of the American Block busters, mainly written and filmed in Hollywood.
Action movies or drama, no matter which genre, every great movie with an (emotional) impact on you is caused by the decisions. A strategy for example, is made by a row of fitting decisions.
While it all looks easy in the movies, which are first written (script) and then transposed by a director with the hired actors, in life it all takes much longer. Movies sell the fitting row of decisions perfectly!
They lead to the desirable result and goal within 1.5 hrs.
Well in life it´s never that easy nor that fast!
Doesn´t it feel like 1 decision moves you 1 inch forward and then you´re stuck again for 1-3 years? People like us try and try and try…. to move forward in life and in the end, with a couple of great decisions and lots of effort – we make it!
The 1.5 hrs. a movie offers from the start until reaching a goal, with many decisions, takes much longer in life but this is how it works! That´s the secret of our lives.
Life isn´t a compensated, written story. It´s unwritten and stretched over many years. Why?
I´d say: people receive their time required – in years – to simply write their life stories.
If you try to move ahead with great decision making, keep 1 thing in mind:
if you feel like moving in circles make sure it´s becoming a coil or helix! You do that by changing the goals or adjusting the trip towards the goal a little differently than before. Difference creates space. Difference is the key to a break-through from a circle.
Let me list a few great movies for you to (re-)watch which include oversized decision making:
- Jurassic World
- Harry Potter
- The Wolf of Wallstreet
- Runner Runner
- The Plan (!)
- Passengers (!)
It´s the Block buster movies I watched in life which highly motivated me to make bold decisions and to never stop with this leading strategy. It moved me –
What or who made you go for bold decision making in your life? Post it below on this page and let us know – thanks!
BE A DECISION MAKER. BECOME OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect