Wednesday Wisdom ~ Choose Powerfully

Happy Wednesday Friends!

On today’s ‘Wednesday Wisdom’ I share about the power of making choices. In life, we are constantly presented with choices and often can get stuck with indecision. Recently, in my search for a new home, I was presented with a wonderful opportunity to move to Petaluma, California. The conversation in my head of the “should I” and “shouldn’t I” were incessant, and to be honest, felt like a wear & tear on my soul … So to get out of this rut, I am choosing to go all in and commit to whatever decision I make. I choose to live my life making my decisions based on being a “hell YES!” or a “heck No!”

Check out this week’s video blog to learn how to choose powerfully and to avoid the suffering that indecisiveness can create.

I would love to hear your wisdom! How do you choose powerfully? How do you handle indecision in your life and what is your barometer for decision making?

Please leave a comment on the blog so we can all learn from you!

All love,
jodi

8 Comments
  1. Christy 4 years ago

    Hi Jodi, While I’ve been in a stable and fulfilling living situation for 8 years, I lived in 7 different places over the previous 18 years and had so many wonderful choices. What worked best for me was to put my feet on the ground of the place I was considering. I found the idea of “should I?” lived in my head but when my body, or physical presence, was in the potential location I always had a solid answer. Go spend some time in Petaluma and I bet it will come to you. My dad reminds us “a mediocre decision well-executed is much better than indecision.”

  2. Michelle Ban 4 years ago

    Hi Jodi. I recommend Barry Schwartz’s, ‘The Paradox of Choice’ – and his description of ‘satisficers’. Helped me to see decision making in a much healthier light. Good luck, whatever you choose. I’ll be biking up in Petaluma this weekend – always a joy to be there. And Wildflower Bakery (in Freestone) is not to be missed.

  3. Kate Murphy 4 years ago

    I pay attention to the signals, not necessarily the same as “signs.” How does my gut feel? Does one choice help me to sleep better? And then knowing that the only “wrong/bad” choice is NOT TO CHOOSE. Namaste.

  4. Beth 4 years ago

    Spend a little time getting the facts/information. Then make the choice. Now put all of your energy into making your choice the best decision you could have made. Regardless which choice you make, you take with you the level of character you have developed thus far. So you take all of your strengths and weaknesses with you whether you make choice A or choice B. Just choose and make it the best decision you could have made.

  5. Steven 4 years ago

    I see you have made your decision. Congratulations on your new residence. Let the good times roll.

  6. Vicki 4 years ago

    I have indecisiveness about travel opportunities right now. I am doing nothing….but….imagining myself going, feeling my body response…because there are many things to consider ( finances being one). Indecisive about home projects as well! So this is a time of self-care, longer meditations, and I love the ‘hell, NO’ because that seems to be easiest with certain decisions….Uncertainty is awesome! As long as we listen to our bodies in the process and accept the moment, we will ‘awaken’ to the right course of action! And I am simply waiting to awaken….soon….

  7. Vicki 4 years ago

    And you already have! Awakened to your decision! Yea!

  8. John Shearer 4 years ago

    Hi Jodi:
    Back when I was an airline pilot I used the dictum “When in doubt, don’t”. This proved to be effective in keeping me/us out of imminent danger which is what the folks in the back were paying me for. This still resonates with me but now I bring in a sense of patience mixed with breathing and meditation not focused on the issue at hand. I.e., let it be and wait for the little voice inside to speak it’s truth. One more thing- this little voice shouldn’t be confused with the egoic inner child but rather from the one who speaks softly but with a burning sense of truth – thus revealing the divine source within. Which is to also say that the inner child is a welcome participant in my ongoing unfolding of life – however, it is asked to cuddle up close to my heart knowing that I will never again abandon him and that I will try to be the parent he has always wanted.

    Namaste’

    John

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