Decisions, decisions, now what should I do, you might ask? Well I pose myself that question regularly and sometimes I find the right answer easily and quickly, other times it is more of a headless chicken act, running round and round in circles without actually getting anywhere…

What do you do when you have to make a decision and you aren’t sure? It can be quite a challenge can’t it?

That is exactly my dilemma today! I have entered a 90 day writing challenge with a donation to my chosen charity for every consecutive day written at the end of the challenge… I have 2 options both of which I am very motivated about!

  • One, start my novel
  • Two, write about the things I am passionate about linked to my work and vocation – food, fitness, freedom and fulfilment!

So, which am I going to choose and how to make that choice?

I thought about it last night. As I am doing this for the pleasure of writing, to have a bit of accountability so I do write every day and because I want to donate to a charity I care about, all my reasons are positive and not governed by deadlines, stress, pressure. Whichever choice I make it will be a happy one – I think this is a luxury when making a choice as we don’t feel ‘forced’ or ‘pushed into a corner’.

Having thought about that I then looked objectively at which would need additional work and information, which would need more preparation…

Then I thought about what I have been doing for the last couple of months – building up the interest for my new radio show – and the people I had been interviewing and how it had made me feel.

Decision made and I am so pumped about the plan!  This writing challenge I am going to write about food, fitness, freedom and fulfilment. “Why?” you might ask – well, my novel I have promised to start by the time I am 60 so I have a couple of years to prepare and it needs a lot of research as it will start at the earliest point of my family tree (6th – 7th century on one side and 11th century on the other) which is quite a few years ago and will take some time! But, wow, will it be good when it is done – I can’t wait 😉

For the 4 Fs, thinking about the great interviews and fascinating guests I have had on the show, I can feel the energy and inspiration I have when talking to them about the 4 Fs, also the very positive feedback and number of comments and compliments received and I realise how much these topics interest and inspire others – so voilà!

When you have a decision to make, how do you make it? Just look at the very brief example I have given you about how I made my decision. I looked at the reasons why, the implications of the decision as well as the time and commitment surrounding each option, then considered the impact and outcome… It made it a very easy and positive decision.

When you are in this situation try doing the same, it removes the stress and leaves you feeling happy, satisfied and motivated with your choice!


Anna Letitia Cook
Anna Letitia Cook

Anna Letitia Cook - author, speaker, radio presenter - is passionate about mentoring women in finding clarity and fulfilment in their life choices. She created and became CEO of her first company in the entertainment industry at age 32. Midlife approaching, hungry for a dynamic change, she refocused her experience, founding WomenUP Ltd to help women shape their own future. Creator of the 'SCOPE' and '4Fs' processes for career, fulfilment and holistic success. Author of ‘Unstoppable Goddess: Every Women’s Guide to Freedom, Fulfilment and Success’. UN Women's 2016-2017 Global Champion for Change @ Empower Women. ...On the personal front: Mum, Granny, ‘flattie’ owner, horse lover, ballet fanatic, hiker! Into castle renovations, sculpture, farming, yoga. Drinks tea...