Soon, you enter the New Year with all of us! Excited?
Don´t worry, this blog-post is not about your new goals and major decisions for 2020, no. This blog-post is about pointing to the consequences only, which actually “drive” your decisions: the past decisions, pending decision results and new decisions.
Did you ever notice in the past that it is mainly up to how you handle the consequences of your decisions, because running the consequences is running and controlling the actual speed towards the end-goal.
All in all, this speaks officially about the quality of your decisions! It´s what others will notice.
Okay, here´s what you will do from now on when it comes to handle the decision-consequences: let´s look at two different consequences which both always will appear in front of you – it is either TIME or $$ €€ !! !! !!
remember, when you make a decision like (A) quitting your current apartment to move into a new one, or (B) starting an education to improve your job-situation aside to your fulltime job, or (C) you need to buy something which will cost quite a lot so you need to cut other expenses for a longer time than just 3 months….
Make the new consequences visible to yourself! This is how you do it:
A) you decided to quit your current apartment to move on: check your lease agreement (contract law) about how long you have to wait before you can take active action, find the new option and then write the dismissal. Make sure the dates of moving out and -in do match. NOW you figured out the relevant TIME factor! The running time is a consequence which needs to be obeyed to stay within the available fix budget. Make a plan how long it will take to pack and to un-pack it all. What date do you have to start packing? On a daily basis, plan each step in time. Maybe choose 1 hr. per day from the 1. day on or all week-ends fulltime. Make a test: how long does it take, packing 1 box? Count the boxes you need now! Do the maths.
B) You signed-up for an education which lasts, say: 1 year! It starts next month. From next month on, you need to have extra time for this which means, cut off time of other current interests and use it for the new education. Of which current interests will you cut the necessary time off? It is a 1 year lasting, permanent consequence which you need to follow on a daily basis. Make a plan to follow! Use the calendar.
C) You decided to buy something which will cost quite a lot! It doesn´t really matter whether you will safe the relevant bucks ($$ €€) before you get to buy it later or whether you decide for a loan which means monthly payments for a certain time. Again, TIME is a relevant factor, somehow or other. Let´s say you decide to safe the money first and buy later, just to safe the extra payment for the loan and because it can wait. The consequence now is, on a monthly basis, to strictly safe a fix amount of $$ and do the maths: which month in which year will you be able to buy it? Make a plan of how much you plan to safe, use the calendar to follow it strictly. A permanent consequence like this will excort you to your goal!
I am sure these 3 different examples explain quite clear how you deal with consequences which are linked to the relevant TIME factor. Always make a plan and use a calendar unless you are very disciplined.
Now go ahead and decide about your consequences of the next decisions…… And, all the best for 2020 to you, your family and friends. Thanks for being here once in a while and if you have questions, leave a note –
Be a decider – Be outstanding