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Unleash your Decision-Making Skills by Transforming Your Inner Voice

As you navigate through life, you will often encounter various crossroads where decisions must be made. Have you ever considered the most effective approach to making the right choice? Do you dedicate time to reflect before deciding, seek counsel from trusted individuals, or perhaps even pray for guidance? Today, we will explore the power of your inner voice in facilitating optimal decision-making skills.


How Do I Trust My Inner Voice?

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Being confident in your decision-making abilities is an important factor in adulting success. Whether you're faced with opportunities or challenges, your ability to move forward confidently can significantly impact your future. Although you will come across numerous decision-making opportunities, remember that some choices will be straightforward and others may require more thought. It's okay to take time to make a decision, but once you've made it, trust yourself and be confident in your choices.

Choices are plenty. Decisions are few. It’s important to think strategically on what you decide to do.

How Thoughts Influence Actions

The thoughts you have can significantly influence how you perceive the world around you and the beliefs you hold. Your thoughts shape your emotions, behavior, and ultimately your decisions, making it essential to be mindful of them when making any choice, whether big or small. By paying attention to your thought patterns, you welcome space to identify negative or restrictive beliefs that might be holding you back from seeing things clearly. It's crucial to be aware of any negative thoughts that may arise and renew your mind by focusing on positive and empowering thoughts aligned with the truth.


It is not uncommon to have thoughts that are based on fear, doubt, or worry. These thoughts may try to convince you that you are not good enough, that you cannot have something you desire, or that something bad may occur. However, it is important to think critically about these thoughts and consider what they are trying to tell you. Are they warning you of potential danger or are they trying to hold you back from making positive changes in your life? By recognizing and challenging these negative thoughts, you can begin to see things more positively and lead a more fulfilling and purposeful life. Being mindful of your thoughts and deliberately choosing positive ones can help you on your journey of personal growth, leading to greater happiness and success in all aspects of your life.

Your thoughts have a powerful impact on your emotions and actions, so it's essential to make sure they are working for you and not against you.

Overcoming Stinking Thinking

  • Become Mindful of Your Thoughts: It is important to pay attention to your thoughts if you want to improve yourself. Although all thoughts may not accurately reflect how you truly feel, they can give you context on how you are thinking about a particular situation. By being mindful of your thoughts, you can start doing the inner work to understand why you are thinking that way, what experiences led to those thoughts, and what you can do to lessen the impact those thoughts may have on your decision-making.

  • Make It Make Sense: When you find yourself consumed by negative thoughts that may be altering your perception of reality, it is crucial to take a moment to pause and evaluate the situation. Is there any evidence that supports your negative beliefs? Has anything happened in your life that makes you certain that they are true? By asking yourself these questions, you can start to detach yourself from the cycle of negativity and begin to approach the situation logically.

  • Lean In & Connect: When your mind is clouded with negative thoughts that affect your self-beliefs and decision-making, it's vital to reach out to someone and share your feelings. Isolating yourself and dwelling on negative thoughts can lead to self-doubt and make things worse. Surround yourself with positive influences, be open about your emotions, and connect with individuals you trust to offer honest and constructive feedback. Not only will this help you break the cycle of negative thinking, but it will also help you develop a reliable inner circle of supportive and positive individuals.

  • Flip The Script: If you ever find yourself trapped in a negative thinking pattern, try to change your thought process as soon as possible. Remember, you are the one who controls your mind and the thoughts in it. Don't let your mind wander and generate unpleasing scenarios and outcomes. Instead, interrupt those negative thoughts by taking a deep breath and focusing on things you love and are grateful for. By doing this, you can shift your perspective towards a more positive outlook and silence those negative thoughts. This allows more favorable feelings and thoughts to take shape and dominate your mind.


Things To Consider When Making A Decision

Whether you're an optimist or a pessimist, decision-making can be a difficult process. Depending on various factors, some choices can be made in seconds while others can take days.


Here are a few questions to keep in mind when making a decision:

  1. Do You Know Enough to Make A Decision? 

  2. How Will Your Choice Make Your Feel?  

  3. What/Who Will Your Decision Impact? 

  4. What Will Your Decision Resolve?

  5. Are Your Prepared For The Responsibility That Comes With Your Choice?

  6. Will Your Decision Support Your Life Fulfillment?

  7. Is Your Choice Aligned with Your Divine Assignment or Purpose?

  8. Is Your Choice Based on Faith or Fear?

  9. What Did God Say?

  10. Does Your Choice Bring You Peace?


Your inner voice plays an important role in the choices you make and the actions you take in life. Although, it may be full of ideas, perspectives, thoughts, and beliefs, only those that support your ability to live fearlessly and unhinged should receive your attention. In the many choices you will make in life, the most important is to never doubt who you are and what you can do. This small yet impactful decision not only wanes on your confidence but limits your ability to live abundant, fearless, and free. Remember to be mindful of your thoughts, making them make sense, leaning in to connect with those when needed, and flipping the script by speaking life and love over fear.

 

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Dr. Amirah B. Abdullah

Amirah B. Abdullah, DrPH

A Mindfulness Coach with a passion for helping you build the muscle that influences everything you do. For Your Inner G is committed to helping individuals improve their mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being to support and encourage adulting success.


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