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Not every decision is set in stone



These initials AJ have been on this footpath for decades. They're permanent & cannot be changed.


Sometimes when we make a decision we can feel like it's set in stone. A bit like the letters on the footpath, once the decision has been made, it's as though it's fixed.


๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐๐ž๐œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ก๐š๐ฌ ๐š ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ. What we know, what we donโ€™t, what we assume, what we want & how we feel in the moment. These factors influence our choices.


However, sometimes the context changes. We get more information, we develop a better understanding or we develop a different perspective or frame of mind. In these situations, itโ€™s easy to hold onto the decision that was made under different circumstances. Perhaps the opportunity has passed & the decision is no longer relevant. But what if it hasn't? Maybe the opportunity is there to make a better decision.


There are times when being decisive is important. However, not every decision has to be set in stone. Sometimes we need to let go of the idea that to change is to acknowledge failure - i.e. you made the wrong decision.


โ— I wonder if there a decision that you've made that now, with new information, you would or could make differently?

โ— Has the concrete set?

โ— If it hasn't, is it something worth revisiting?

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