Denise Finch asked about how to make fewer choices which turn out not so good, although they initially seemed like good ones.  I ran with it today to write this post.

It’s Easy to Make a Great Decision Afterward

In retrospect is the only way you can view such a choice, of course.  Since you think it’s a good one when you make it, you only discover otherwise afterward.  And hindsight is almost always 20/20.


Blinded By “Need”


I recommend looking at the “need” which caused you to ignore potential warning signs.  In retrospect, you can discover what you’re missing.  That void, that “need”, is a wound, raw enough to create a painful experience.


Not Paying Attention Is Risky


Painful experiences can be caused by wounds you’re not actively healing.  When a wound is raw, you have to stop paying attention to information which might inflame it.  Whenever you’re not paying attention, you leave yourself more open to pain and harm.


Enlightened by Healing


Alternatively, healing your wounds can be the best measure against making bad choices which initially seemed like good ones.  The more present and aware you are, the higher the probability you’re going to make better decisions.



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