This is Day 19 of “Say Good Things February:”
Do you make good decisions? My answer for you follows:
You make good decisions. You gather all the facts related to the problems. You research to find the best solution. You consider the pros and cons for options known to you. You make wise decisions.
Repeat these statements with “I” rather than “You” to make them true affirmations for you.
I make good decisions. I gather all the facts related to the problems. I research to find the best solution. I consider the pros and cons for each choice. I make wise decisions.
Here are resources to help you continue to make good decisions.
- Behance. “Don’t Overthink It: 5 Tips for Daily Decision Making:” http://99u.com/articles/7043/dont-overthink-it-5-tips-for-daily-decision-making/
- Catherine Price. “How to Make the Right Decision – How to Decide:” http://www.oprah.com/spirit/How-to-Make-the-Right-Decision-How-to-Decide/
- Courtney Helgo. “Five Gut Instincts You Shouldn’t Ignore:” https://experiencelife.com/article/5-gut-instincts-you-shouldnt-ignore/
- Mike Myatt. “6 Tips for Making Better Decisions:” http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikemyatt/2012/03/28/6-tips-for-making-better-decisions/#6bbb3f639f54/
- Stacey Colino. “How to Make Good Decisions:” http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/life-strategies/make-good-decisions/when-seek-outside-advice/
- Z. Hereford. “Keys to Making a Good Decision:” http://www.essentiallifeskills.net/gooddecision.html/
When you have trouble mastering a positive affirmation, you may discover, like me, that a voice in your head keeps saying the opposite belief. This voice becomes very big at times. It may even shout at you and sell you on the idea that you’re not capable of doing what you declare. If this happens to you, you may need more of God’s help to believe in all facets of good decision making or talk with a good friend who may point out that you have these qualities and you just don’t realize it.
Study new ways to make good decisions and put them into action. Your subconscious mind will lead you to make good decisions. Believe it’s possible. Believe it’s true. Believe in you. Love yourself. Love your good decision making.
It’s interesting that when others doubt your decisions, you begin to do a little doubting yourself. It’s important to instill in you an unwavering belief in your ability to make good decisions on the road of life.
Are you familiar with a little uneasy feeling about a situation or a decision? I call this my “gut” feeling. I believe this is God sending you hints about your life.
When I was a teenager, I went on my first blind date with a girlfriend and a boy she knew. I’ll call him, Joe. I had a good sense of direction. I knew Joe wasn’t driving us into Washington, DC or into Virginia where we lived. Joe was taking us way towards Baltimore, Maryland which was about two hours from home. My date, I’ll call him Sam, started threatening me because I wasn’t willing to make out with him. He called me awful names. My gut feeling was sending me all kinds of danger signals. I told Joe, “Stop the car.”
He did. I told my friend, “Joe’s driving us towards Baltimore. We’re way into Maryland. I’m not going any farther with that guy, Sam, in the back seat.”
Joe stopped the car and I got out. It was at a gas station in “somewhere” Maryland. In those times there were no cell phones. There were pay phones on the parking lots of gas stations and sometimes inside. My plan was to find a phone and call home collect because I didn’t have enough quarters to pay for the call from the pay phone.
In a few minutes my friend came back with the two guys. She was sitting in the back seat. The two guys were in the front. “Joe said you were right. He was heading to Baltimore. If you get back in, Joe will take us home.”
And he did. My friend never dated Joe again. And of course, you know I didn’t date Sam again. I didn’t go on any other blind dates for a very long time.
You can imagine the changes I made in my decision making that night:
Be thankful for a good sense of direction. When you’re uncomfortable with a person, do something about it. Arrange to meet a blind date at a restaurant near your home. Have your own transportation. You drive. And a million other ideas probably popped into your mind. I never found myself in that kind of situation again because I changed my ideas. My self-preservation, gut feeling kicked in and I acted to save myself from further emotional or physical abuse. What would you do?
I hope that you find that using affirmations gives you a stronger belief in you, your skills, abilities, and positive experiences. Thanks for reading my blog. I hope you’ll share the post with others. Please feel free to ask questions and tell me stories about being times when you made good decisions in the comment area. I’d love to hear from you!
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Joan Y. Edwards
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More posts in the series: “Say Good Things February:”
- Day 1 “You Are a Good Money Manager” http://wp.me/pFnvK-2Tu
- Day 2 “You Are a Good Listener” http://wp.me/pFnvK-2TU
- Day 3 “You Are a Clear Thinker” http://wp.me/pFnvK-2Vc
- Day 4 “You Are Creative” http://wp.me/pFnvK-2VN
- Day 5 ”You Are a Great Writer” http://wp.me/pFnvK-2W1
- Day 6 ”You Are a Great Illustrator http://wp.me/pFnvK-2WG
- Day 7 ”You Are a Great Organizer” http://wp.me/pFnvK-2Xv
- Day 8 ”When You Speak, People Listen” http://wp.me/pFnvK-2XH
- Day 9 “You Have an Awesome Sense of Humor” http://wp.me/pFnvK-2Y0
- Day 10 “You Are an Effective Teacher” http://wp.me/pFnvK-2XY
- Day 11 “You Honor Your Body” http://wp.me/pFnvK-2XW
- Day 12 “You’re a Strong Leader” http://wp.me/pFnvK-2YE
- Day 13 “You Are Courageous” http://wp.me/pFnvK-2Z4
- Day 14 “You Are a Good Friend” http://wp.me/pFnvK-2TT
- Day 15 “You Are a Superb Salesman” http://wp.me/pFnvK-2Zj
- Day 16 “You Are Patient” http://wp.me/pFnvK-2Zu
- Day 17 “You Are Fun” http://wp.me/pFnvK-2ZD
- Day 18 “You Are Perky” http://wp.me/pFnvK-31c
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