So often we make decisions based on who we wish we were, not who we really are.
I always joke that in February I’m ticked that the NFL never invites me to the combine to display my talents for all the teams. At 59-years old, 5’9” and 225 pounds I’m timed in the 40 with a calendar instead of a stopwatch. I know it’s a joke but I also know that there are areas of life in which I appear to be just as disillusioned.
When you make decisions based on a flawed premise they almost always turn out wrong.
By accepting who you are—warts, flaws, bad past decisions and all—you are better able to make decisions that work for you.
I’m not saying the decisions are easy…I’ll be the first to admit that I’m just now getting around to accepting some of my shortcomings so that I might be better able to make good decisions.
But, being able to honestly assess a situation—and myself—and say, “Yes, this is what I’m like and this other option over here is probably what would work better for me, even though it doesn’t seem like what I want” is a huge step to creating a future that works.
What about you do you need to accept so that you might make better decisions?