Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Meditation for Better Decision Making Ability

How do I make the right decisions? How do I know that the choices I make are the right ones and will yield good pay-offs? How do I make sure that my thoughts will affect my work positively and other stakeholders will be happy with what I do?

It will be a very rare day if you are not posed with such questions in your daily routine. We need to take many decisions at work and at home – all the time. As managers or supervisors, homemakers the yardstick for our day is often our ability to make the right decisions at the right time.

It is quite fascinating to know how meditation helps you improve your decision-making skills. The ancient technique of meditation is a powerful way to transform your mind into a robust source of energy and the seat of astute decisions. A good decision is the reflection of your thoughts and experiences, and this can be augmented through meditation.

#1 – Focused mind
Meditation releases the stresses that are accumulated in our mind. When we are at peace with our inner self, we automatically achieve greater clarity with the outer world too. A mind free of all stresses and tensions is focused, calm, and sharp. The nature of decisions taken by this frame of mind is definitely more useful and balanced.

When water is still, you can see both your reflection and straight through it till the bottom. But if you throw a stone into the still water, it gets all hazy and you can see neither. Similarly, when the mind is calm, one can clearly consider all parameters and possible repercussions to take a proper decision.

#2 – The right balance
A good leader is someone who is a team player and is open to accepting ideas from others. Meditation helps you kindle this quality. Our negative emotions, such as fear, anxiety, regret, or even guilt or worry over past decisions, subconsciously play a part in the decision-making process. Regular meditation helps us overcome these incidents and strike the right balance while making decisions.

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