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Power of people in organizations | Interview with Glenn van der BurgHe is the founder of People Power and presenter for podcasts and (online) events of clients such as TNO, Cosun, Enexis, MVO Nederland, Vakmedianet and Aviko. On New Business Radio he presents the radio programs People Power (check https://peoplepower.radio) about the power of people in organizations and Impact about sustainability and the social impact of organizations.
Author of the management books 'Above the ground level' and 'Management Myths'. Recently his third book was published: 'How does man work?'He wrote this book in collaboration with Prof. Rick van Baaren.
Your choices decide your fate, and every step you take will determine your destiny. Thus, the power of choice can determine our whole future.
Robert Kiyosaki said, “Your choices decide your fate. Take the time to make the right ones. If you make a mistake, that’s fine; learn from it and don’t make it again.”
We all get options in our lives, and we can make choices both knowingly and unknowingly. Every day is a critical part of our self-development, and each one of the choices you make shapes your experiences and brings you to where you are in your life.
The power of choice when making a decision
We have a will and choice, and if something doesn’t go our way and we don’t like where we stand, we can change that. Decision-making may not always be challenging; we are making decisions without putting much thought into it. From waking up in the morning to going to bed. The choices we make every day is our routine, and thus less idea goes into them. However, the circumstances or the people correlated with those choices make it hard because relations and emotions are involved in it.
Sometimes the choices can be life-changing, and the choice we make determines who we are as a person and can leave us with more meaningful learning experiences.
Life isn’t easy. There will be moments in life when decision-making is resilient. Often, the thought of the unknown and what lies subsequently in our lives gives chills down our spine because we cannot see it.
Choices have consequences
We have to choose a path because the only thing we can control is making a choice. We have to face the consequences because we can’t predict the future. But fear of the results should not stop us from choosing because that choice defines us as a person. Every choice we make has its consequences because we can’t avoid it.
Nothing can alter the rationalizing of a result, and we have to endure it. It’s human nature to feel the need to be rescued when tolerating a problem or a consequence. However, we have to keep this thing in our minds that not always there will be someone who could save us. Only you can help yourself. Thus, the power of choice can determine our whole future.
Don’t make choices in a hurtle
When you’re going through a crisis and have to make significant and tough decisions to dictate the right choice, it’s essential to ensure that whatever decision you come with shouldn’t be made in a hurry. As your future depends on it, and it’s not like the everyday decisions that you make.
In which case, it’s okay to contemplate and deliberate choices in front of you, rather than making remorseful decisions. It’s important to know what type of a person you are; if you are an indecisive person, allowing yourself some time to gather information is vital to decide intellectually. It can be a possibility that rushing could lead to failure.
When making a big decision, it can put you under pressure. So take the time and allow yourself to go through things that can reduce the chances of chaos and stress.
John C. Maxwell said, “Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.”
Consider all the possibilities
Making a decision can result in several different outcomes and results, and it can be pretty uncertain about choosing the “right” option because not all of them may be obvious. When considering each option, it’s essential to note the pros and cons and consider and evaluate each option before deciding. Don’t just list the positives and negatives; write down any likely consequences any option can give and assess accordingly. As the power of choice can genuinely do wonders if chosen right.
Get other people’s opinions
Significantly, a person from outside can put forward his point of view and understanding. When considering choosing an option, getting an outside opinion can allow looking at things from a different perspective and help clear out the confusion. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice; it’s not a sign of weakness. Or retreat; it helps gain a different viewpoint on a situation. Someone may bring to light a point you hadn’t thought of, which could help you choose. You have the power of choice, so be vigilant in your decisions.
Not every decision can be made without the research, evaluation of essential points, analysis and gathering information, checking sources, and examining them appropriately. Any major decision requires a certain amount of information that you may need to locate and assess. Be sure information gathering is part of your decision-making process on essential matters. It can’t be left out because any critical decision could fail without any source and research, so it’s foremost to this beforehand.
Act well on your decision.
Once you have chosen your decision, it’s important to act accordingly. Keep in mind that thoughts without action are ineffective. Thus, performance is significant once the plan is all laid out. You’ve come all this way and been consistent; you have laid down your thoughts and arrived at a decision. Now, it’s time to get to work and act on your decision because you have the power of choice.