Decisions & the bigger picture

We all have things that we deal with, but whether it’s something someone else deals with, or something we deal with, it’s important we’re looking at the bigger picture, because that way we will go on to make more informed decisions.

There is always an underlying problem that becomes the catalyst of our issues, something that goes on beyond our conscious thoughts that we’re not quite getting, but it is often our inability to cope in stressful times that changes the way we think and feel, about other people, those close to us and those not so close.

Anything and everything that we deal with can turn into a massive challenge, because we either have to come out of our comfort zone to do it, or something happens beyond our control that changes the way we see and think about things. When we look at the bigger picture, we will avoid making decisions in isolation that can sometimes turn out to be wrong.

When we base our decisions on our unconscious thinking we will always act on impulse. With the bigger picture in front of us, we will not only handle our issues better, but will also start making the right decisions. There is no point looking back, wishing we had made a different decision, if we’re not going to try to at least see the bigger picture.

Of course, it’s only when we look back that we see how we could have handled things differently, but it’s certainly never too late to act.


11 May, 2016

4 thoughts on “Decisions & the bigger picture

  1. We didn’t have a chance to see the bigger picture as kids so we had to make do with what was available, which often wasn’t much.

    My parents didn’t set a good example as far as what to do in life, so it’s no wonder I’ve had such a hard time with decisions. We had to make life and death decisions based on a child’s knowledge, which wasn’t really right or even fair.

    It’s only now after all this time that I’m finally able to be able to see the big picture, which I never could before. It’s just really sad that it takes until I’m 47 to be able to do this and feel like it’s okay!

    1. Thanks Randy. Your last paragraph rings home to me too. I do think it sad when it takes that long for anyone to come to their own understanding and to know exactly how things should have been.

      Like you, I know how that feels, but as you know it’s not something your parents can take back, it’s rather too late in the day for that, only something we must come to accept.

      It’s no consolation, but it’s your time to make it right for you and your daughter.

  2. This blog is so true, especially when you see your life dwindle to pettiness because you didn’t see the bigger picture.

    We need to condition our eyes to see the bigger picture, it’s right in front of us sometimes.

    1. Thanks Tim. Yes I couldn’t agree more, but I would also like to add from my own experience that we need to include the mind too.

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