Rainbow Over the Valley

I’ve got a quick recap for you

Last week we delved into the world of decision making and explored those four powerful questions that can help you build your decision-making muscle. If you missed it, don’t worry, I’ve got a quick recap for you. They are

  • Who am I?
  • How am I?
  • What could I?
  • How will I?

These questions are like a mental gym workout for your decision-making skills. They encourage you to pause, reflect, and make more informed choices. But today I want to take you a step further and talk about the different states you can find yourself in when using these questions.

The questions, “Who am I? How am I? What could I?” are all asked in a state of inquiry; you’re in the zone of pondering, exploring, and wondering. You’re reflecting on what’s happening in your life, what you truly desire, and how you could get there.

However, the fourth question, “How will I?” marks a shift from a state of inquiry to a state of committed action. This is where the rubber meets the road. You’ve made a decision, and now it’s time to put that decision into motion. You’re not just thinking about your decision, you’re doing something about it. As you take action, the world provides you with feedback on how things are going.

This feedback loop is essential. It allows you to reflect on your decision and make adjustments to become more effective. You’re not stuck in analysis paralysis; you’re actively shaping your destiny.

So here’s your challenge: Try it out.

Take a moment to check in with yourself.

  • Am I in a state of inquiry?
  • Or in a state of committed action?

Sometimes, we get stuck because we’re in the wrong state for the wrong part of the process. Knowing where you are can help you stay on track and make better decisions.

I’d love to hear from you at amy@clarity4action.org if you have any questions or comments for me. I’m here to help you on your journey towards becoming a more effective decision-maker.

Warm regards,

Amy Day

    Decision Coach