Saturday, April 21, 2012

Decisions and Values

It's not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are.       
                 ---Roy E. Disney

I ran across this quote tonight and I'd never seen it before. It is so true. 

I have a reputation of being very decisive. Whenever people ask me how I can do that I reply that I have "Patsy's Top Ten Rules for Living," and they guide me on a subconscious - and conscious - level, so decision making is very straightforward.

For example, my number one rule for living is, "Seek. New people. New Places. New Ideas." So, when a friend called and asked if I wanted to go to Honduras, my answer was "yes, absolutely." I didn't need to mull it over. I knew the answer was yes. Only the details remained.

I always encourage people to come up with their own Rules for Living, those guiding principles that act as an internal compass. So far I don't think anyone has thought it a good enough idea to follow through on. But, I'm betting Mr. Disney would have agreed with me.
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2 comments:

F.T. Bradley said...

How inspiring--both the quote and your outlook. It's making my Sunday, so thank you :-)

Patsy Terrell said...

You've made my Sunday in exchange, so Thank You!