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I have been doing dialogues with myself, and have had some quite startling realizations. It is clearly a very powerful tool!

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+ Door #1 or Door#2. How can you love decision-making?

[ Posted on 08.21.2018 ]

One of the stumbling blocks to making a decision for many people is knowing the right thing to do. If I pick Door #1, will it turn out okay for me? Will it be better than Door #2? They struggle with trying to figure out what the best thing to do is. When it comes to making decisions, we can all profit by doing the research necessary to figure these things out. Whether it’s a trusted friend, colleague, doctor or the all-important and ever-expanding Mr. Google, information gathering can help us tremendously. But do you ever find yourself cycling through more and more questions and research, delaying that moment when you make the final choice? Cringing at the what if’s? and imagined regrets? When you are fearful of the outcome, it isn’t the best time to make a decision. So instead of pushing yourself into something that you can’t feel…

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+ Are you stuck between a rock and a hard place?

[ Posted on 08.02.2018 ]

You can’t seem to get started with that project, get up on time, lose those pounds.  You have problems making decisions, following through on commitments, throwing away those old newspapers.  You don’t know what to do about losing your job, your health insurance, or even your keys. All of these challenges can be strictly practical – a matter of figuring out what to do next, who to call, where to find information.  But when we find ourselves spinning our wheels and not getting anywhere, we might be stuck in the mud of our own emotional inertia.  Here’s an example. Sharon wants to make a decision about whether to go to law school or take a job offer at an internet company.  She collects all the information, talks to her friends, researches schools, but she still can’t bring herself to make a decision.  When she thinks about going to law school,…

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+ Six steps to move on from procrastination

[ Posted on 12.09.2011 ]

Hard to believe, but another year is drawing to a close.  In less than a month, we’ll be at the top of a new year shiny with possibilities.  Of course, January 1 is really just another day, but many of us use it as an opportunity to reset our goals – to assess our progress of the prior year.   Whether we do this happily or regretfully makes all the difference in how fluidly we move forward or whether we move forward at all. So what did you sign up for as the old year slipped into history?  Losing those extra ten pounds; going to the gym three times a week; walking that 10,000 steps, developing a budget?  Are you solidly on your way, or will you be resurrecting last year’s resolutions for 2012? We juggle an enormous amount of things and get a lot done in the natural course of…

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Unhappiness is the belief that unhappiness can and will happen in the future.

[ Bruce Di Marsico ]