Tough choices

We make hundreds—if not thousands—of decisions every day. Many are inconsequential and are done without much conscious thought. Others require our rapt attention.

We all have goals that we’re trying to reach. And the decisions we make on a daily basis play a role in our trajectory towards said goals. Most people are reactive and address decisions on a case by case basis. This is fine, but often comes with some tradeoffs.

If you get request every week to have lunch or drinks with people—especially friends wanting to “pick your brain” about things and the like—you might consider carefully examining how much time this takes out of your day and how long it takes to get back to your work after.

I’ve had to cut down on the number of engagements I involve myself with during the week. It’s great to be social and meeting people is great, but what’s it worth in the big picture?

Willie Jackson is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant & Facilitator with ReadySet, a boutique consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of workplace equity, global diversity, and inclusive leadership. Connect on LinkedIn or get in touch.

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