It’s not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are.
—Roy E. Disney
I ran across this quote tonight and I’d never seen it before. It is so true.
I have a reputation of being very decisive. Whenever people ask me how I can do that I reply that I have “Patsy’s Top Ten Rules for Living,” and they guide me on a subconscious – and conscious – level, so decision making is very straightforward.
For example, my number one rule for living is, “Seek. New people. New Places. New Ideas.” So, when a friend called and asked if I wanted to go to Honduras, my answer was “yes, absolutely.” I didn’t need to mull it over. I knew the answer was yes. Only the details remained.
I always encourage people to come up with their own Rules for Living, those guiding principles that act as an internal compass. So far I don’t think anyone has thought it a good enough idea to follow through on. But, I’m betting Mr. Disney would have agreed with me.