Saturday, September 17, 2011


The MRT subway map found at Changi airport - Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.

How are you at making decisions?

Years ago, a city family bought a cattle ranch and moved to the
wide-open country. After a month, friends visited the family in their
ranch house. "What did you decide to name your ranch?" they inquired.

"Well," the husband replied, "I wanted to call it the Flying W and my
wife wanted to name it the Suzy Q, but one of our sons liked the Bar J
and the other preferred the Lazy Y. So we compromised and call it the
Flying W/Suzy Q/Bar J/Lazy Y."

"I see," said the visitor. "And where are your cattle?"

"None of them survived the branding!" said the rancher.

You, no doubt, make better decisions than that. But what do you do
when you have a particularly tough decision to make? What do you do
when your options are not at all clear?

When faced with a difficult decision, one man relies on what he calls
the "rocking chair test." He imagines himself as an old man, nearing
the end of his life. As he sits and rocks on his porch and
contemplates his life, he asks himself if this decision will have any
meaning to him. Will he be proud or ashamed of his decision? How will
this decision have affected the course of his life?

The "rocking chair test" helps him take a long view of his options. If
any decision passes the test, then he knows that it was a good choice.

What decisions are you presently struggling with? Take the "rocking
chair test" today and make a better decision for tomorrow.

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