Life is series of decisions.
I’m sure you’ve made dozens of decisions before deciding to read this today.
What should I have for breakfast?
Should do this? … Or that?
Should I be with this person? … Or not?
Should I raise my fees? … Or keep them where they are?
Should I spend the money on ‘X’? … Or would it be better not to?
Many of the people I speak with find themselves sitting at a proverbial fork in the road, temporarily paralyzed by the Pros and Cons duking it out on the page in front of them. They need to make a decision on an issue that feels important to them and they really want to make the right decision.
If you can relate, here’s something cool to consider.
What if there was a way that you could make perfect decisions, every time?
Think about that for a moment.
What if, for the rest of your life — encompassing the thousands upon thousands of decisions that lay before you — you knew the fool-proof formula that would allow you to make the perfect decision, every time?
What would that be worth to you?
Hell, let’s take a minute to quantify it. Over the course of the rest of your life, conservatively, let’s say that it would be worth at least a couple million dollars (if that seems high to you, you may want to upgrade your expectations, but that’s a different story).
Guess what? Your ‘ole buddy Drew is going to hook you up with this formula right now.
Free of charge. Gift.
Okay… Before I share the formula, you’ll need to wrap your head around this critical concept:
What you choose does not matter.
Let me say that again, ‘cuz it’s critical that you get this.
Whether you choose to zig or zag is irrelevant. Whether you choose to stay or go is irrelevant. Whether you choose to buy a used Geo or a new Bentley is irrelevant. The what is irrelevant.
Because no matter what you choose, you cannot get it wrong.
I want you to consider this statement for a moment, because it’s not New Age fluff. Instead, this idea that you cannot get it wrong is the super-practical truth and I share it because I want you to decide to be the kind of person for whom everything works out. My friend, this a club worth joining, I assure you.
Okay. I know what you’re thinking. “If I can’t get it wrong, how come I can look back and pick out so many choices I’ve made that have gone south? (And I’m talkin’ Antarctica-south!)”
Try this powerful distinction on for size. When your decisions do not work out the way you would like, the real problem is not whether you chose A, B, or C; the true issue lies within your alignment with your choice.
Remember, the Universe always has your back. It does not care what you choose. It does not care how grand or modest your desires. To the Universe, the concepts of excess or frivolousness do not exist.
Whatever you desire is not only yours for the asking, but for good measure, the Universe is orchestrating the events to bring what you desire into your experience with spectacular ease.
If that sounds too good to be true, fair enough, because there is a catch. However, when you understand and respect this stipulation, the world (literally), is yours for the asking.
Once you decide, you need let yourself go with your choice.
That’s it. That’s the big secret to making perfect decisions, every time. Now let’s go a bit deeper with a concrete example.
For example, when I decided to buy the house we live in, I exceeded the budget I set for myself by 30%. However, I loved this house so much, deciding to spend the extra dollars was an easy leap to make. (When I walked through the door the first time, I knew this was my house. End of story.)
While I did not have the extra money in my bank account, free of any doubt or wishy-washiness about my decision to spend the money, over time, the extra thousands of dollars found me easily. (So easily I do not even remember where the dollars came from.)
The Universe does not care about mortgages and interests rates or spreadsheets. Again, what you choose does not matter. The Universe will deliver whatever you ask for — whether that’s a cup of coffee or a coffee plantation in Costa Rica (complete with magnificent beachfront villa).
The only question is whether you believe what you choose will come into your experience easily.
You get what you expect. Always.
On the flip side, consider the decisions you make and never allow yourself to line up with…
Ever decided to be in a relationship with someone whose love you didn’t feel you deserved? Ever bought something, then felt guilty about “splurging” on yourself? Ever decided to cross a slippery log when your dominant thoughts were about not wanting to fall in the water?
I bet you can easily recall a decision that did not work out to your liking. No need to bask in those sorts of experiences.
However, going forward, remember that it’s not about the decision. It’s about the uncertainty you choose to feel. The doubt. And it’s about the post-decision hemming and hawing about what you deserve or whether you made the “right” decision that determines how things unfold in the future.
So let’s keep it simple.
Here’s the formula to making perfect decisions, every time.
I’m not suggesting you buy a house to test out this formula, but I am suggesting you experiment with it today.
When you come to a decision point, take the time to feel what your true preference is.
Next, allow yourself to trust in your preference — decide!
And finally, for the real work. Begin the practice of choosing thoughts that align with your decision.
Flow with your choice. Allow it in. On a practical level, this means choosing to put your attention on the aspects of your decision that feel good. Sticking with our new house example, your job would be to bask in the aspects of your new home that you love (e.g., the expansive view, the morning sunrises, the beautiful green lawn, etc.) rather than choosing thoughts that do not feel good (e.g., worry, feeling unworthy, doubtful over your decision).
Some people are not practice the belief that life is supposed to easy, and so for them, a very cool life will never be.
However, if these words resonate with you and you like the idea of having a lifetime of perfect decisions ahead of you, I encourage you to practice using the formula above.
If you do, don’t be surprised when your friends friends begin to wonder how you make it all look so easy…