By William Seidman We’ve all experienced that feeling when a tough decision is necessary and obvious, but won’t necessarily be greeted with open arms. How to feel confident making a hard decision and how to gain acceptance:

  • Take the time to develop a personal compelling purpose grounded in creating a social good for others. Such a foundation enables you to discriminate between the really important and the “nice to have.”
  • Consciously develop a path to achieving the greater social good. Be proactive rather than reactive. It is much better for personal health to be committed to, and driving toward, a purpose than having others drive you.
  • Establish a means of social support such as a safe peer group and a process for individual reflection such as a journal. These help people stay authentically focused on the purpose and path.
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