Friday 30 April 2021

FFS (Feelings, Facts, Solutions) are a key to wise choices

 Listen to the podcast version of this post 

Each Friday's podcasts are always under 10 minutes.

This is episode 106.

During the various stages of the coronavirus pandemic where masks have been mandatory, my wife and I adopted a famous hashtag we say out loud when we leave the car forgetting our masks, FFS. We say the letters not the words of the hashtag!

I’ve since been inspired to create a technique for quick decisions and fast problem solving. In essence making wise choices that ensure meaning and mattering in the moment.

I have a long time habit of follow a change process and to choose wisely in each moment. FFS is just a fast version.

The immortal words of Viktor Frankl have been guiding me for a very long time. Famously he said:

 “Between stimulus and response there is a space. 

In that space is our power to choose our response.

In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

My change process is normally to appreciate what it, imagine what can be, and then create small yet significant steps (quantum leaps) to move to what’s next.

There's a podcast and post about this change process and connected matters here.

This is still a good process to live by and to gain and sustain momentum. 

FFS though is perfect for quick decisions, fast problem solving, and wise choices. Here's the 3 steps again:

Try these three steps for a week. I'm certain that like me life will be simpler, happier and better.

Become the wise leader you want to be.


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