What does Jim Carrey have to say about decision making? Well he gave a speech at Maharishi University of Management which is truly inspiring. Listen to it all if you can.
It inspired me to write this blog about decision making made easy.
One part that caught my attention was this”
“all that there will ever be is what is happening here.
The decisions we make in this moment, which are based in love or fear”.
I love the simplicity of this; our decisions are based in love or fear. Nothing else.
This just turns decision making into something simple. How do we know if we are making the right choice? Well, are you choosing out of love or fear?
When you choose out of love, it’s always the right decision. You might want to adjust your strategy as you go along but the decision to take that path is rooted in the very essence of us, in our love.
And I wholeheartedly agree with his next statement:
“So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality”
That’s just a killer statement for us rational, logical thinking people who have made a list of pros and cons for everything we ever wanted to do (yep, I just described who I used to be, and honestly? I still do this sometimes).
Fear disguised as practicality.
The Coaches Training Institute introduced me to the concept of the voices of the saboteur; that inner critic that we all have in ourselves that stop us doing new things.
Practicality is one of the favourite disguises of my inner critic. The other is of a nasty witch that tells me I’m not good enough. But its the practicality one that is tricksy. It sounds so reasonable and logical and before you know it, you’re back inside your comfort zone, congratulating yourself for being smart.
But if we ask ourselves “am I choosing this out of love or out of fear?” and we dare to hear the answer, then decision making will become a piece of cake.
To find out more about the inner critic, read this post
To find out more about deciding and doing, try this post or this one and how to shift into action