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Make a Choice and Own It

August 7, 2017

 

Need some down time to regroup? Ready to cut your losses and try something new? This happens sometimes. You’re an adult, right? You’re allowed to make decisions for yourself, right? So, if you want to rest, quit, or cut your losses, then do it. No judgement here.

 

But remember to “own it.”

 

I’m not sure where I picked up this phrase, but I find myself using it a lot with clients when they want to do one thing, but feel pressured to do something else. A common situation where this comes up is when someone wants to take a break from their task list and relax. In the past, this scenario has gone one of two ways for them. They give themselves a break, but the whole time they feel guilty or lazy. OR, they power through but they have little motivation and maybe feel resentment towards the commitment because they really wanted the break.

 

This is a lose-lose scenario. Either way, the person is unhappy with their decision. They are saying to themselves, “I should have…”

 

So, how do we make it a win-win? By owning the decision and acting with intention. When you do this, it doesn’t matter which option you go with as long as you are clear why you chose it and stay committed to it.

 

So, weigh your options, and make the decision that feels right to you at that moment. Then OWN IT!

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