Making Good Decisions is a skill we must master.
The quality of your decisions influences the quality of your career, health, relationships, and overall success. Poor decisions lead to personal challenges. These challenges include financial issues, work and school difficulties, health problems, and other personal and social issues.
Poor decisions lead to personal challenges.
Each decision you make has a biological cost. After making too many decisions, you’re more likely to argue with your partner, make unnecessary purchases, and eat junk food.
As your brain fatigues it searches for shortcuts. One of these shortcuts is to make decisions quickly and recklessly. After all, thinking takes energy. Right?
Did you know you actually have your own decision making strategy? It is one hundred percent accurate once mastered and will not let you down. This decision making strategy has been with you throughout your lifetime and you probably used it all the time as a child. In Human Design terms we call this your ‘Inner Authority’. It is your body’s intelligence and can be relied on 24/7 to be your most trusted guide.
We hear a lot about intuition and your gut feeling these days don’t we? but Human Design gets specific and shows you where your Authority lies so you can experiment. Not everyone has a gut response like most people believe. According to our Human Design there are 7 Authorities based on the different Types.
Unfortunately, as we grow up and take on more and more conditioning, we start to move our decision making into our head and are just told to “figure it out” Well that’s great when we want to analyse or research or help others with their decisions but not for us personally. Your mind can never be your Decision Making. Your Mind continually lies to you filtering events based on what happened to you in the past. It can throw you off track with ideas of what it thinks you “should do. It puts up blinders preventing you from seeing opportunities right in front of you. That’s its job. It wants to keep you safe. But what is the cost of you giving the mind the authority for your life decisions if it is just playing the same old movie over and over?
When you know your Inner Authority, you can trust that you will always make correct decisions for yourself. You will always be in the right place at the right time with the right people. Your body is the life, your mind is the passenger in this life. Let it take a backseat when you make decisions. let the body decide. Get a trusted friend to ask you yes/no questions and practice feeling the response to Act or not. Do not use language when answering, let the body speak. Leave the mind to do what it’s good at; pondering and sharing ideas and perspectives with others.
The consequences of poor decision-making can be severe.
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