Introducing the Coaching and Success Blog

Jun 7, 2018Blog

The key to a successful life is making great decisions.  Period.  This does NOT mean if you’ve made poor decisions in the past, that you cannot be successful in the future.  But it does make it a little tougher (or sometimes a lot tougher).  But the key to great decision making is not as easy as just wanting an outcome and doing something to try and get it.  You have to be able to widen your perspective, anticipate the potential consequences, and adjust to obstacles if you want to make great decisions.

This is why I started coaching.  I want to help people in practical ways so that they can gain insight and perspective for making better decisions.  Whether we are talking about business, relationships, or simply life in general, great decisions are the key to success.  And while the responsibility of making great decisions lies squarely on our shoulders, it is not something I recommend you do alone.

This is where coaching comes into play.  A coach can help you avoid the pitfalls of poor decision making (there are more than you think).  This is done in multiple ways.  But for the purposes of this blog, my goal is to share content that is simple, practical, and insightful so that people can easily integrate the ideas directly into their personal and professional lives.

There are certain principles that we must live by if we want to be successful.  Sometimes these principles are hidden, and sometimes they are right in front of our face.  But we must be willing to see how they work in our lives if we truly want better ourselves, our situation, and those around us.  I am confident that the content of this blog will add value to your life if you will simply apply the principles in your decision-making process.

Here is the first principle in decision making:  the only bad decision is the one that cannot be undone.  Every other decision offers an opportunity to make adjustments and overcome a negative result.  So any time you are faced with a decision, ask yourself if the result can be reversed.  If not, you need to assess the risk vs. reward.  If the reward is not worth the risk, then maybe go another route.

Let’s use our bad decisions from the past to our advantage.  Think of a bad decision you’ve made and ask yourself what lessons you can learn.  Was the decision bad because the result could not be undone?  Or was it because you didn’t look close enough for a way to overcome and adjust?  Regardless, if you want to learn you need to take some time to think about those poor decisions, and what you can do to avoid making similar mistakes in the future.