What is the basis of your judgments?
Did you ever think about it?
Most likely, your decision-making process happens so many times during a single day that we tend not to pay attention to it.
Slow down for a moment. Let’s walk together.
When you are in the presence of a situation that triggers the need for action, either talking or making silence (indeed silence can also be a manifestation of will), how do you decide to go one way or another?
If someone asks you a favor, what is the process you usually follow to answer it (if any)?
Before starting your day, especially now, how do you decide the allocation of your hours and energy? Is it what comes first in your mailbox, who screams louder or do you have a method to go about it?
Think for a moment.
More than ever, we are being asked to prioritize our lives, thoughts, and interactions. Fundamental questions are arising every day, and something extremely challenging is emerging from the depths of the madness we are experiencing.
No matter your views on the topic and the way to solve it, we are all in the same alley, and there is no turning back here. So, let’s continue talking and walking.
The standard that we use for judging or for deciding something is called criteria, and dictionaries refer that the exclusion of criteria can be evidence of organic brain syndrome or terminal illness.
Is our World sick?
When you look around, where do you find ethical references that support your judgment process?
Think for a moment. Not easy, hum?
Well, I guess it is time (finally) that we accept our individual responsibility, embrace higher levels of autonomy, and infuse more intentionality in our days.
The times we are living to require a sharp notion of reality but, at the same time, the right amount of sensibility towards what is not visible.
If there was a moment in our life to use crystal clear criteria to make decisions, that hour is upon us.
You can keep watching tv series, eating all the candy, and complain about what is not being done. Or, as an alternative, you can start putting your criteria from keeping a distance to save lives to reinventing your business activity. Every decision you make will have an impact on supporting your community to move forward. By community, I mean all World.
I am assuming that we are starting to learn that if a virus with no nationality, language, or culture can spread in less than six months across all continents, we probably should follow the example with a renewed criterion to resurrect life. Ironically (or not), many of us are living Easter this weekend.
Remember, we are all in the same alley, and there is no turning back here.
These are the moments you might want to have by your side your purpose. If you never crafted one, I advise you to do so. If you can look at yours, maybe it is time to revise it and see if your current action plan needs to be updated.
Whatever you decide to do, Go forward as you mean it!
Finally, if you want to use this time to gain clarity upon your current moment and start preparing to move forward, reach out, and apply for the online Walk and Talk program with me. If you are not eligible for corporate sponsorship, please contact us to discuss further since we have a few grants for financial aid.
You can check our page on Patreon and see the different ways to support our activities. You might find a way to be part of the story. Until then,
Keep walking with me
Joao Perre Viana
Founder of Walking Mentorship
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