When Situations Sway Your Decisions…

Have you ever made a decision to do or not to do something, but found yourself changing your mind based on the influence of a situation or event? For instance, you started a new fitness program that meets 3 times a week. You said that you were committed to working out all 3 days. However workout day 2 turns out to be cold and rainy. Instead of completing your workout, you come home and take a nap. Once you wake up, you are disappointed at the fact that you did not keep your commitment to work out all 3 days. I mean it wasn’t like you were going to exercise outside. What prevented you from adhering to your original decision to work out all 3 days of the fitness program?

This is an all too familiar scenario. We make decisions to do or not do to something, but a situation, event or even an emotion causes us to respond differently. If we are not careful, this becomes a vicious cycle that prevents us from achieving our goals. Take a moment to evaluate the things that are influencing your original thought process. Then as these things arise, recognize the cause, but take steps to minimize the effect.

What do you think?