Deliberate often – Decide once. Latin Proverb
The warrior has to be decisive. He has to spend time meditating on his values and his standards, and he has to know who he is deep down inside. This information gives him a moral compass as to how to live his life and how to make the important decisions that have to be made throughout his journey.
Everyone has important decisions which have to be made in their life. Your choices determine your destiny.
It is vital that you make the correct choices because every choice carries with it a set of consequences. For this reason you have to look at all the possibilities when you are deliberating what you should and should not do. Examine the pros and the cons. Look at the possible consequences for each choice.
Don’t rush your decisions. Take your time when possible, and don’t make a decision until you feel confident on the inside that your decision is correct.
Once you feel that you have made the best decision that you possibly can make, stick with it. The time for debating the issue has passed. You have spent time meditating on your options, you have thought about the different outcomes, and you have made the best decision that you could make.
Have confidence that you have done the best that you could do to make an intelligent decision. Don’t second guess yourself over and over again. This only causes doubt and stress to cloud your mind. Deliberate often – decide once, and then stand firm on your decision.
Bohdi Sanders, PhD
(from his book, WARRIOR: The Way of Warriorhood, page 146)
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