As an early riser (blue line) you were allowed by your parents (or someone else) to take your own decisions within a certain decision frame. That meant that your parents or someone else trusted you and educated you about decisions and its consequences. Or you had to take decisions because no one else did it for you and you learned your lessons completely by yourself.
Despite the various sources of “why” you were able to think “free” lets look today at HOW you started taking your first decisions. What was the first thing you ever decided about by yourself, what is the thing you recall right now?
- Was it your special ice-cream flavour ?
- Or a certain lunch you prefered and faught for?
- Was it the favourite colour or the fancy design of your first bicycle?
If you can say at least “yes” to one of my 3 questions, you recall your first “either yes or no” decision. This kind of deciding carries the villian of narrow framing and it ends as a win – lose result. Here´s why: if you chose “this” then you automatically decided against “that”. In the end it´s two and only one survives. We spotlighted as kids one alternative at the expense of the other few. We prefered something we liked more and built a bias to it.
By now you are facing completey different situations and problems along your way in life where a simple “yes or no” tactic for your long-term strategy won´t serve you anymore. The last “yes against no”-decision you´ve made was probably choosing the University or the Corporate Company you work for – and…. for which one did you decide? Never mind, it´s just a rhetorical question.
Different challenges ask for a different view and approach, combined with a good match of problem solving. Different problems lead into different directions. We can´t stay with a certain tactic or a grown bias to a certain decision making. The outcome, the goal is what counts for us and to get to this specific end we have to move into a certain direction. Our last decision we made describes this new direction. It´s probably time to adjust our thought process to the new challenge! …. t.b.c.
BE A DECISION MAKER. BE OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect –