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These days, there are trends here and there. You see people partaking in them and you see others that don’t. Do they have strength behind the decisions that they make? Do these people who partook in them do they have personal reasons for such actions? How about people who didn’t? Are they too weak to join? Read this post to know when to join in a trend.
Being unique simply means you’ve stood out from the crowd and found your own path. Being unique also means even if you follow the crowd, you have personal reasons for doing so. A benefit of being unique is that you’ll be able to progress while others are stagnant (I mean people who don’t know why they’re doing what they’re doing).
You may see a certain haircut that has gained popularity and notice almost everyone with it. You joining in the trend is normal but deciding not to join or to join (perhaps cause you’ve noticed its benefits on you) makes you unique. This post is here to explain how to differentiate between strengths and weaknesses in decision-making.
Here are two examples between strengths and weakness
1. You’re a girl and all your mates are having boyfriends and most are now having the mindset that being promiscuous makes you cooler so they’ll start visiting different boys from Street to the street with a mission to ‘gather them’ while you’re at home.
Why aren’t you doing your own boyfriend search?
Is it because you don’t have beautiful clothes to go out? You’re weak
Is it because you lack self-esteem? You’re weak
Is it because you feel you’re too beautiful so boys should be the ones hunting for you? You’re weak
Is it because you know it’s a sin? You’re strong
Is it because you know your worth would be devalued day by day? You’re strong.
2. You’re a guy and every one of your friends is into internet fraudulent business and they’re making it big. Day by day, positive stories are being told while you’re just watching them.
Why don’t you join in and make quick cash?
Is it because you don’t have a laptop or phone or any Internet access? You’re weak
Is it because you haven’t brushed up your English skills? You’re weak
Is it because you feel you can’t defend yourself if probed? You’re weak
Is it because your parents are rich so you feel you have enough money? You’re still weak
Is it because you know you’re ruining other people’s lives? You’re strong
Is it because you know it’s wrong? You’re strong
Is it because you’re planning ahead for a bright stainless future? You’re strong.
Now the question is: of all the countless trends that people engage in, how do I know when am weak or strong in the decision I make?
Here’s the answers:
1. You decide, not because people did, but cause you thought its beneficial to you
2. Remember that the earth and people/things in it are everything that’s not you so if you ever face a situation of pleasing yourself alone, perhaps making someone feel hurt or something doesn’t feel right, you’re strong for not doing it
3. Remember that not doing something wrong cause your resources aren’t complete makes you a weak person
4. Know that you not doing something right cause your resources aren’t complete doesn’t mean you’re weak
5. Always remember that it’s your life and life has no duplicate.
6. Don’t do things solely because people do it.
7. Weakness means you did not partake in any given trend because you think you’re not yet fit or you partook because other people partook whereby strength means you did not partake because you’re stronger than the temptation, able to reason for yourself or you partook cause you’ve found personal favor in it.
In a nutshell, trends are good because they open your eyes to something you may not have known but your reason for participating or not participating in them should be reviewed
So there you have it. Make sure you don’t follow the trend simply cause it’s the trend.
Overview In Making Good Descisions
What is the first decision you make every day? Some people experience it while still in bed. “Should I get out of bed or press the snooze button?” Those who lay their clothes out the night before, do not have children, and have a consistent morning routine, including the content and quantity of breakfast, can postpone that first decision of the day. Now that I’ve written that, I’m curious how long someone could avoid making that first decision. It’s not like it matters. Avoiding a few dozen decisions in the morning may alleviate some of the initial stress, but it is only a drop in the bucket of what is to come.
Every day, we make thousands of decisions. Many are simple, but others are difficult, stressful, or both. Because there are so many decisions to make, and because they are literal forks in the road with dramatic consequences for results, costs, time, feelings, and relationships, how you make them is critical. This is why, when I work with clients to create a culture of clarity, decision-making is a top priority.
A four-step process that allows you to “SOAR through decisions,” whether alone or in a group, is the best way to make decisions. I won’t go into the specifics of that process now because I want to emphasize the importance of having a process rather than the process itself. The benefits are numerous and dramatic if your decisions actually follow the four distinct steps of SOAR and involve the right people at each of those steps with transparency.
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