In 1986, it became clear to me that too many of us
were making a series of poor decisions in this country.
We were losing our world position I commerce, living in
a deteriorating environment , experiencing a rising crime rate,
and seeing the effects of drug use, divorce, and homelessness.
Whether we wanted to see it or not, we were probably
in the positions we were in , in large part,
due to the decisions we were collectively making.
I wondered ,” Where had so many of us gone wrong
and what could we do about it?
Could we learn to make better decisions on our own and
enjoy better results I our work and our personal lives?
And if enough of us made better decisions in our own lives ,
could we,together , create better businesses,
better communities , and better families? ”
When most of us look at our lives, we can see, with hindsight,
some of the mistakes we had made.Knowing that
no one wants to make a poor decisions
and discovered what became obvious:
Our poor decisions were based on illusions we believed
at the time, and our better decisions ,
on realities we recognized in time.
After several years of studying, I discovered what I trust
you will discover while reading this
story: a reliable system of knowing how to say ” Yes ” to
what works well for each of us
and ” No ” to what does not.
If you find this system is useful to you, I hope you will help other people
discover how to use it as well.