Values, explicit or implicit, can be a powerful guide. We want more of what matters to us. And often, values point to a bigger context that also matters. Decisions are then the key way this comes to life.
Life your life true to yourself. Whatever you do, things will of course have consequences, and change is never pretty. Do it anyway. Life your life as if it mattered – it does.
The goosebumps, the shivers. The pleasure and the discomfort. And often, a bit of both. Uncertainty and curiosity and how you relate to them are key to every decision making process. And, for that matter, to a happy, engaged and fulfilled life, really. So, why for decisions: Some things are just too vast to really comprehend
What do you really want? Like, deep-down really? If-you-knew-you-couldn’t-fail really? If-I-could-start-over-again really? We often don’t take the time nor space to listen to what is inside ourselves. This requires some stepping back, removing yourself from your normal routines, from the kind of conversations you are always having. And just sitting with it. As Rilke said,
You now have a better idea what your values are, and you are looking to make better decisions based on them. And it should not make a difference if this is personal or professional. At some point, you are going to have to live them out loud. Involve other people, take a stand when crunch-time