This Dead Weight

In her recent newsletter, Mary Hunt of debtproofliving.com mentioned the “10/10/10 Method of Decision Making.”

10/10/10 Method of Decision Making

How will I feel about this decision in 10 minutes?

How will I feel about this decision in 10 months?

How will I feel about this decision in 10 years?

Suzy Welch

Personally, I need the 10/10/10/10 Method! How will I feel about this decision in 10 seconds, if I say what I’m thinking?

It’s not that I don’t have a filter, I do, but I am aiming for one of two things: a lesson or a laugh. Of course, it backfires on me – frequently. Maybe I should just stick to the third rule: “How will I feel about that laugh in 10 years?”

* * * * * * *

Abigail was good at looking ahead. She based her decision to provide food for their protectors on the consequences in the next 10 minutes. But she based her argument to avoid conflict on the consequences in 10 years.

1 Samuel 25:30, “When God completes all the goodness He has promised my master and sets you up as prince of Israel, my master will not have this dead weight in his heart, the guilt of an avenging murder.” The Message

©2009-2018 frugalfish.org. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s