Everyone is sometimes faced with making tough decisions regardless of who you are or what you do for a living. Plumbers, moms & dads, bankers, motivational speakers and tight rope walkers – we ALL have had moments where we feel like a deer caught in the headlights. And how do you choose between cars speeding toward you from both directions?
This morning on one of the Sunday morning talk shows I heard Rep. Mike Rogers Chair of the US Intelligence Committee say that sometimes the only choice you have is the best of the worst outcomes.
The best of the worst outcomes.
That really made me stop and think. I realized that sometimes the reason why I freeze and take no action is that I am looking for the perfect solution or the one that will leave me feeling happy and wonderful at the end. And the fact is that there just may not BE a choice that leads to that outcome.
This is not to say that I won't look for possible solutions and creative possibilities within any problem, but in the end, I might just need to also consider choosing the best of the worst outcomes.
Motivational speaker Linda Larsen, fascinated with the element of choice