Thursday, July 9, 2009

10 Minutes, 10 Months, 10 Years

Whenever you need to make a tough and quick decision, what you require is loads of guts. Have you ever thought of checking your reactions before applying for such guts. When we make a tough decision how can we so sure that we are making the right decision.

I just completed reading this book called "10-10-10" by Suzy Welch in which she has offered some simple formulas called 10-10-10 which encourages value based decision making in short, mid and long term. I really liked the book and so I decided to write a review on it.

The best part of the book is that the author has asked each of her readers to ask three questions with each decisions. What will be the consequences of my decisions ??

  • in the next ten minutes
  • in the next ten days
  • in the next ten years
In the book of 222 pages she has expressed her ideas, how she make decisions, as well as decision of her other devotees following the 10-10-10 concept. I will pick a wonderful example from the book.

Natalie, mother of two sons, was her on way to the funeral when she received two text messages. The eldest sons wrote that his ride from home soccer had fallen and other one from her husband who wrote that he wont be able to take the younger son to the doctor because he is busy.

Her gut feeling immediately asked her to skip the funeral. Now in ten minutes she had to chose between any of the two, either take her younger son to the doctor or buy a new ride for her elder son. In ten months, she would have missed the chance to meet so many relatives and in ten years she should teach her sons to be responsible enough. So, attending the funeral was her right decision.

I must say that this 10-10-10 process will definitely help me in the long run to make the correct decisions. It will give time to think about what is more important to me even when I have to make immediate decisions. It is surely " A Life-Transforming Idea "

let me know if you start following the 10-10-10 process.

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