What is the right choice to make in any given situation? How do you know if the choice you are making is right or wrong?
I have been working through exactly this kind of situation. It is a 'what should I do' situation. So where should we start when it comes to making choices?
I go back to my annual resolutions, goals and objectives that I set for myself in December of last year. Those goals are - 1. Compliance, 2. Excellence and 3. Teamwork.
So the situation arose where I had to pick between a good option that was mainly for my benefit or an option whereby I would forfeit personal gain in order to be involved with and develop my team.
Okay - so it doesn't sound that bad - but - giving up a financial reward for little effort isn't as easy as it may sound. I was pretty keen on ensuring I got the best personal reward. Until I started reflecting on where I am at and what is important to me in 2010.
So I chose to go with the team option. Giving up a bit of money in the short term I decided was a poor way to get ahead when compared to the benefits and rewards of working with the team to grow the financial benefits and rewards for everyone.
Guess what - after I made the decision to stay true to my goals I had a pair of breakthrough moments. One - the conflicting appointment was shifted so I can still make a personal gain, and two - I may have a chance to do something I have always dreamed of and may now be able to do.
Moral of the story - stay true to yourself, act and think with integrity and the rewards will come your way.