I had a coaching session last night with James Tripp. His tagline on his website is “Make Life Your Craft”. He was helping me through a process of defining what is important to me and how to clarify my priorities. I struggle sometimes to make decisions that may have an impact on my life and my family. Some days one scenario sounds fantastic and the next day I see everything that is wrong with it. I often don’t want to make any decision based on these extreme thought patterns because I am not sure which one is truly how I feel. James explained that they are both true. In those moments, how I am feeling, is true to that moment. He said one thing I can do to clarify the entire picture is to evaluate all the scenarios before I make a decision by using the same questions:
What do I love about this scenario?
What do I fear about it?
He suggested I write the answers to these questions for each scenario. I may see some patterns or similarities that can help with my decision. Even if there are no patterns, it will help me define the questions and answers that I NEED to know before I can feel comfortable about making a decision. Ultimately he said, every decision is an imperfect one.
Recommend Reading: James Tripp and his family are traveling all over the world. They are getting a insightful perspective about different cultures. Check out his blog titled Mental Health, Social Health Cultural Health.
Did You Know that Stone Coop Farm, like so many other green spaces, smells wonderful after a storm? We had a thunderstorm last night and it stopped right before sunset. The thunder clouds were still in the sky, but the air smelled green, fresh and wet. Breathe deeply!!!