“What’s the worst that could happen?” The effects this could and should have on your decision making.

 I remember when I and my brothers watch a movie and someone says “what’s the worst that could happen?”, we take it that something worse would actually haooen and it usually does. In the movies that is. The purpose of this post is not to discuss how bad situations could get or how you shouldn’t use the sentence. It is to discuss how this affects the decisions we make.

 Are you making the right decisions by asking yourself “what’s the worst that could happen?”. Most of the time we make decisions or don’t make them out of fear of what could go wrong, even sometimes exaggerating the possible outcome. Most people sometimes get scared to the point of being petrified and not not make any decisions at all. Others get too nervous they just make the decisions without giving too much thought to them.

 The ideal way of using the question of what’s the worst that could happen? Is by actually considering the pros and cons,analyizing the situation critically, accepting that no matter how much care you take there might still be an unfavourable outcome and being prepared for that outcome. by asking yourself the question, you process in your mind how you might live with the outcome if it wasn’t in your favour or if it is not even worth taking the risk.

 Are you making the right decisions and making them quickly? Like I said earlier making decisions rests on how much you’ve calculated the risks involved and how much it will affect you but keep in mind that there are some decisions that have to be made quickly otherwise the oppurtunities from it might be lost. Best way to achieve this is looking at how in the long run it will affect you, If it’s something you know will scar you for a very long time, then it’s better left alone.

 Other things that can enable youn in making good decisions is by relying on assistance from credible people. When looking for credible people, here are a few things you should consider:

  • Is the person in a good position to help in that area
  • Is the person experienced in the area you need help
  • Does the person make good decisions generally
  • Is the person’s life worse than yours, though advices aren’t always dependent on this it is still something to consider
  • Are you asking them for advice simply because they are relative or close freinds
  • Are you asking for the sake of asking, not taking whatever advice they give seriously
  • Can and do they give quality advice to other people you know and how much has it helped them.

 These are just some of the things to consider, you can call them basic if you like and there are some other things to consider too but this should help you along the way.

Whenever taking decisions it is sometimes best to trust your instincts.

For me i’d say the “best” decision you could ever make concerning taking a decision is to ask God for help.

Remembered for what?

I was just thinking of how legends are a very important part of most of our lives. Some of them are the basis of the values with which we adhere to.​​​

Albert Einstein

One other interesting thing is the way these legends lived their lives. Most of them lived for the greater good, they were not always ambitious and trying to get ahead of everyone else, they were actually trying to make people’s lives better through the things they did. They left behind legacies which we try to walk according to in our time.​

Mother Teresa

Here are some quotes of some of those legends:

  • Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier- Mother Teresa
  • You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
    —Mahatma Gandhi
  • We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. —Aristotle
  • Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought. —Basho
  • What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do. —John Ruskin
  • The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. —Marcel Proust 
  • Just the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown. —Carl Sagan 
  • “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein 

If you have any quotes you would like to share, please feel free to post in the comment section. God bless!

        Unconditional Love

        We all deserve love one way or another.

        “The only way you can love another person unconditionally, intensely and genuinely is by walking down the enlightened path of realization, convinced that you merit that kind of unselfish love…

        Source: Unconditional Love

        OVERCOMING FEAR

        I can’t remember where I heard it, but fear is an illussion. Seems to make sense.

         

        It is a phenomenon brought about by uncertainty, the unknown and sometimes the known( being chased by a mouse). According to some books and motivationak speakers, conquering fear is about determination and mindset. As Henry Ford once said “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right”.

         

        In my opinion and putting it simpler. I say you tackle it head on with focus on what you want to accomplish and where you are going. Because in your grand scheme you know there is no room to be slowed down by fear. If you are afraid of more than one thing tackle them individually and steadily.

        In the case of the unknown, only the brave face it. So ask yourself, where are you going? Who do you wnat to be seen as? Is there an unknown you must cross to get to where you are going? If you can find answers to these questions, it shouldn’t be difficult to put things in perspective and conquer your fears.