I use this simple exercise with clients and myself when worry and stress about ‘doing it wrong’ is the prevalent fear. The fact is that we cannot ‘do it wrong’ no matter what ‘it’ is because we never know what would have occurred had we done it some other way.
“If there is something that you have to do, resist the temptation to do it under duress. Ask yourself, “What’s the worst thing that would happen if I didn’t do this?” And if you can get away with not doing it at all, don’t do it. And then imagine what would it feel like to have this done. Spend a day or two, if you can, just 15 minutes here, 5 minutes here, 2 minutes here, here and here, imagining it completed in a way that pleases you! And then, the next time you decide that you’re going to take action about it, the action is going to be a whole lot easier.” ~Abraham
Points to Remember:
- ‘Wrong’ decisions provide opportunities to make lemonade out of lemons.
- A ‘wrong’ decision will build strength and character as yet unknown to you.
- ‘Wrong’ decisions pave the way to wisdom.
- What can you add???