Take a read through this self-reflection and answer the questions at the bottom of the article for yourself. Consider what you’ve read and if you need to make some positive adjustments, know that you’re making changes for the RIGHT reasons – tough decisions may not be easy to make, but as you’ll read…they are absolutely necessary.
Life is a series of decisions, one after another. The choices I make today affect the rest of my life and possibly the lives of those around me. I am mature enough to make decisions using wisdom. I think about long-term effects rather than act on impulse.
Before I make any important decision, I get quiet and meditate or pray. Praying allows me to focus on what matters. I relinquish my selfish will and embrace higher ambitions for my life.
When making an important decision, I seek the advice of people whose lives I admire. While there is always an abundance of available opinions and advice, I am selective about who I listen to.
To make informed decisions, I ask for advice and then weigh it against my personal beliefs. Ultimately, it is up to me to decide my course of action.
Though many people may be affected by my decisions, I am the only one responsible for my choices. I turn the pressure of making a right decision into courage to stand up for what I believe.
At times, decisions are easy to make, but sometimes the answer is not clear. In those situations, I step up to the plate and muster up my strength. The courage to make tough decisions is found within me.
I am selfless enough to make decisions that will benefit others rather than just me. Humility allows me to put others before myself. My instinct is to protect my own desires, but love allows me to think of others as well.
Today, I choose to step up to the plate and take responsibility for my choices. I pray, seek advice and make decisions based on love and humility.
- What difficult decisions do I need to make today?
- What can I learn from the people around me?
- Whose opinion do I value?