Searching for a Win-Win Solution

A test that can help you think 'outside the box'

BY: Azriela Jaffe

Your mind is like a parachute; it works best when it's opened.

Recently I have had a dilemma I'm trying to resolve, a weekend in the near future where I have conflicting demands and values, and need to be in two places at the same time. I have agonized over this decision because my intuition is not giving me a clear answer and I haven't felt that there was a win-win solution. If I do one thing, I'm letting down a bunch of people. If I do the other, I'm also missing the mark. Either way I feel like a loser, not a winner. And so I have yet to make this decision, although I must in the next few days. I've prayed, asked friends for advice, looked at the universe for a clear sign of which way to go, and visualized both alternatives to get a feeling for which choice leaves me with the best feeling inside.

This morning I got an e-mail that directly addresses this dilemma. This message reminded me that, whenever possible, you must search for a solution that doesn't force you to be a loser no matter what you decide to do, but rather, allows you and others in your life to be winners:

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