The Power of Choice
The following is an excerpt of an actual transaction between David and a client in Top Coaching Techniques.
David: Okay. So that’s a good example. You’re walking on the edge of the concept. You may have it. I just want to check. One great example of this is you decide to bake a cake for somebody. Halfway through baking it, a TV show is on and you start getting pissed off, because you’re baking a cake instead of watching TV.
Client: I do it all the time.
David: Right. That’s called being irresponsible
Client: Yes, that’s exactly what I am.
David: And that’s okay. It’s a human thing, but it’s like, ‘I decided this and now I wish I were doing something else. Maybe I made a wrong decision then.’ It’s a load of crap. It’s really just a way of making yourself wrong in life.
So, the making a cake is a great example. Now let’s look at a business. You choose a business like the cake – you choose it. Stuff might come up and you go, ‘Oh, I wish I was doing yoga right now.’ So, if you say, ‘I made the choice and this is what I am going to do. This is what I prefer – to have the business over the yoga.’
Client: Yeah. I choose and therefore I make a commitment.