5. Will this choice add to my life force, or will it rob me of my energy?
6. Will I use this situation as a catalyst to grow and evolve, or will I use it to beat myself up?
7. Does this choice empower me, or does it not empower me?
8. Is this an act of self-love, or is it an act of self-sabotage?
9. Is this an act of faith, or is it an act of fear?
10. Am I choosing from my divinity, or am I choosing from my humanity?
Whew -- that's a lot to consider. And, obviously, you wouldn't go through all 10 questions to decide whether to have green beans or broccoli. Most often, a couple of the questions may just nail it down for you.
Asking either-or questions, according to Ford, clarifies the results we can expect from our actions. They help to determine whether the choice comes from our vision and dreams -- or from our fears and doubts. They also help to give us the wisdom to make conscious what was previously unconscious. And we can make better choices when we're fully aware, rather than continuing in autopilot mode.
As you go through your daily life this week, you may want to take a few minutes to observe how you make your choices. Are you quick, or do you ponder? Do you find yourself justifying or rationalizing your choice? That could be a red flag. Chances are, you may find yourself "busted" as I did. That's the thing, though. We can always make course corrections.
Good thing. Our futures may well depend on that.
Linda Arnold, MBA, is a certified wellness instructor and chairwoman/CEO of The Arnold Agency, a marketing communications company specializing in advertising, public relations, government relations and interactive marketing. Reader comments are welcome and may be directed to Linda Arnold, The Arnold Agency, 117 Summers St., Charleston, WV 25301, or emailed to livelifefu...@arnoldagency.com.