Often times it is hard for us to make choices. Based on my own experience, the reason why this happens is because the price for me to pay in making the choice is too big. This can be reduced by focusing on the gains that I might get from making the choice instead of focusing on the price. In addition, willingness to live with the prices is also vital in making a choice.
Having said all this and realising it, I still find it hard to make a choice. During these times, what I observe is that the price is too big and overshadows the gains; well, that is what I thought.
Out of many prices to pay, the hardest to pay is the price of one’s ego. The desire to be bigger, the need of wanting to be better, the desperation to be right , the pull to being richer etc get in the way; big time.
What has worked for me is to hack onto this by reducing the value of my ego.
If I price my ego at RM1million, than of course there will be very seldom a time I will be willing to pay that price. However, what if I price my ego at only RM1? Surely there will be more times I am willing to pay the price.
Sad that the value of happiness is less than the value of our ego. So too is the value of trust and integrity.
The sooner we put a realistic value to our ego, the faster it will be for us to gain all that is more valuable to us all.