Of all the decisions I have to make in life, I know that some of them are bound to be difficult. My ability to make difficult decisions shows strength of character, and I continuously aim to work towards developing that strength.
Many decisions pertaining to my family can be especially difficult because strong emotions are involved and I want to preserve the emotional well-being of my loved ones.
When I need to make a choice that I know my child is likely to look on as undesirable, I work on my approach so my young one can feel comforted. I am aware that how I approach my child with such a decision can either allow trust to build or break it down, so I ensure they understand that my decision is made with the best intention.
I spend a lot of time building trust in my relationships with others.
I realize that when I make difficult decisions after building trust with others, the decisions are accepted even if they are unfavorable. My friends, family, co-workers and peers know that I am coming from a good, honest place.
Today, I recognize that life is full of ups and downs. Even though my difficult decisions may result in a negative outcome for others, I know my conscience is clean. I commit to making decisions without malice so I can rest comfortably at night.
1. Do I sometimes compromise to avoid making difficult decisions?
2. What character traits do I strengthen when I practice making difficult decisions?
3. How do I feel when I am forced to make a difficult emotional decision relating to a loved one?