Are you good at making decisions? Thinking is very important. Decision makers are great thinkers. Do you ever give much consideration to your thoughts? … how they affect the various aspects of your life? Although this should be one of our most serious considerations, for many people it is not. There is a very small percentage of people who make any attempt to control or govern their thoughts.The three decisions that control your destiny are:
- Your decisions about what to focus on.
- Your decisions about what things mean to you.
- Your decisions about what to do to create the results you desire
I was on a three way call just hours ago. We were discussing the opportunity to work with me..I was selling, they were buying. After a reasonable amount of time, one of the people asked me when I wanted a decision. I replied, “Right now.” I said, “You already know what you want to do.” There was some discussion about money. I pointed out that money had nothing to do with it. Once you make the decision you will find the money … every time. I have been studying the behavior of people who have become very proficient at making decisions the last 15 years. They all have one thing in common. They have a very strong self image, a high degree of self-esteem. This in part is what enables them to make decisions quickly. I believe James Allen was thinking of decisions when he wrote, “We think in secret and it comes to pass. Environment is but our looking glass.” Nobody can see you making decisions but they will almost always see the results of your decisions. The person who fails to develop their ability to make decisions is doomed because indecision sets up internal conflicts which can, without warming, escalate into all out mental and emotional wars.
Decisions or the lack of them are responsible for the breaking or making of many a career. Individuals who have become very proficient at making decisions, without being influenced by the opinions of others, are the same people whose annual incomes fall into the six and seven figure category. However, it’s not just your income that is affected by decisions; your whole life is dominated by this power. The health of your mind and body, the well-being of your family, your social life, the type of relationships you develop … all are dependent upon your ability to make sound decisions. You can virtually eliminate conflict and confusion in your life by becoming proficient at making decisions. Decision making brings order to your mind, and of course, this order is then reflected in your objective world … your results.
If making decisions is so simple and powerful, then why don’t more people make them? I believe it is because we don’t realize the force of change that a congruent, committed decision creates. In fact, the word “decision” comes from the Latin roots de, which means “from,” and caedere, which means “to cut.” Making a true decision means committing to achieving a result, and then cutting yourself off from any other possibility. After making a true decision, even a tough one, their is tremendous amount of relief. This kind of clarity gives you power. With clarity, you can produce the results that you really want for your life. The challenge for most of us is that we haven’t made a decision in so long we’ve forgotten what it feels like. Clarity brings power! Information is power when it’s acted upon, and one of my criteria for a true decision is that action FLOWS from it.
Let me leave you with the words of a great decision maker, Thomas Edison, he said, and I quote, “If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” Start TODAY – there’s never any time better than the present!
Become a Better you!