I am quite sure that many of us use the MONEY factor as a MAIN CRITERIA for our decisions!
I am right?
Do you agree?
I often used it myself but, in the meantime I start to avoid this criteria …..
If we use MONEY as the main criteria for our decisions in life we link ourselves to our current bank account, to the cash we own and to the money we´ll make, sooner or later. We lock ourselves into a small world. Then, we´re trapped.
Imagine you don´t think of the available money you own right now!!
Imagine, you use another strategy when you prepare for a big decision in life.
What, if you alternatively start focussing on:
- what you can learn about the decision´s consequences for yourself
- how much time you´ll rather invest to avoid extra/high payments
- who can support your information management
- what if: money wouldn´t matter?
I will offer you 4 examples in total and today I start with the 1st. Example:
Imagine you need to pay monthly for something which you can´t avoid for the next months, due to whatever new situation in life which will bring you forward. HOW do you decide for the effort/service you have to take? Which CRITERIA do you choose if it´s not a MONEY criteria? The money issue trapps you. Alternatively, hey – look at the consequences – – –
It could be monthly payments for a car, payments for a bigger apartment, payments for a trip you have to do twice per month or twice per week. Fact is, you have to take it!
….and you won´t look at the money. So, which are your considerable CRITERIA if it´s not money?
The extra SM-service the car offers?
The speed & security the car offers?
The great brand which offers you a permanent free lane?
The comfortable seats?
The great stereo it has?
–> If you look at other criteria you really WANT in your life, then the money factor is adjustable!
Different (smaller, bigger, or extra) APARTMENT:
The luxury it offers inside?
The neighbours you´ll meet?
How long it takes to get to your daily destination from there?
Nearness in KM or MILES to the next Freeway/Autobahn?
The route you chose? (Freeway/Autobahn OR country road/Landstraße)
The way you´ll travel? Directly (car) or indirectly (plane, train, tram, bus)?
The time the trip is going to consume?
The people you´ll potentially meet when travelling?
The risk of an accident?
To figure out what´s really important for you, aside of the money factor, you may also watch my video about setting and evaluating your criteria: video clip
Setting criteria isn´t so much about being creative, it includes a big part of LEARNING. You have to generate as much information as possible to gain a lot of criteria. It´s the info about your criteria that helps you make better decisions! Knowing more criteria aspects is a special “service” for yourself.
In my next post I´ll give some examples to show how to exchange the money factor with the time factor, again to avoid traps. If you have question, pls. leave a note!
BE A DECISION MAKER. BECOME OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect