For most of us it’s the frequent, small, and seemingly inconsequential choices that are of grave concern. I’m talking about the decisions you think don’t make any difference at all. It’s the little things that inevitably and predictably derail your success. They can be bone headed manoeuvers, no-biggie behaviour or are disguised as positive choices (those can be the most harmful by the way). These seemingly insignificant decisions can completely throw you off course because you’re not mindful of them.
For instance, choosing to get up “on the wrong side of the bed” and letting all the things that could go wrong today beat you down, choosing to take a comment from someone personally and getting distracted by an argument or negative self-talk, or choosing to put too much weight into what others might think of you, so you stop following your heart and put on a social mask rather than being your true authentic self.
You’ve allowed yourself to make a choice without thinking. And as long as you’re making choices unconsciously, you can’t consciously choose to change that ineffective behavior and turn it into effective habits. It’s time to wake up and make empowering choices.
Clint Best is a business coach and the founder of Kaizen Business Development in Kelowna, BC. Clint has been guiding forward thinking business owners through change and growth since 2002.