Do you ever feel like you are sitting on the fence trying to make a decision?
I don’t know about you, but personally, I find the times leading up to making the decision is the most challenging time for me. Once I have jumped off the fence and made a decision, I feel a deep sense of relief, especially if the decision is going to take me closer to my desired destination.
At any given moment, ONE decision can change the course of our life. For me, making the decision to turn my hobbies into a career, altered the course of my life. I’m not sure where I would be today, had I not made that decision.
Decisions are powerful. They shape our future. The decisions we make today, determine what our future will look like. So we need to be intentional and wise about the decisions we make.
Decisions made in fear can prevent us from reaching our destiny, other decisions can move us backwards while some decisions can propel us forward and help us reach our desired destination.
Decisions also help to focus our attention. Once we make a decision, we get clarity and can move towards our goals with greater vision. Understanding why we have made that decision fuels the desire within us and knowing how we will feel when we’ve achieved this ignites the passion to sustain us during the hard times. And there will be hard times along the journey.
Making a decision can be easy. But how do you get success once you make that decision? As my mentor, John Maxwell says, the key to success is managing that decision on a daily basis. So how do we manage the decision we’ve made? We do this through our Daily Agenda.
What do I mean by this? For eg. When I became a graphic designer, it was a new career for me. In order to achieve success as a designer, I spent hours and hours learning about great design. I used to analyse the work of the best designers in the world, why they did what they did, what worked, what didn’t work, what I liked, what I didn’t like. In the midst of all of this, I also had to find a design style that was authentic to me and allowed me to create in a way that came naturally to me. It took years for me to master my craft but soon the hard work started to pay off – I received commendations for my work and won several industry awards and it was all worthwhile.
Whatever decision you make, schedule time for it into your daily calendar. If you want to be fit and healthy, make time in your diary to schedule exercise and preparation of healthy meals for the week; to get your finances under control, make a schedule to reduce your debt; to grow as a person, put aside time to attend a personal development course etc. Make sure you spend ample time making a success of the decision you’ve made. Sports champions, successful entrepreneurs and companies, none of them were overnight successes, everyone of them took years to master their craft/product offerings before they became successful.
Rosa Parks said, “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”
So, what decision are you sitting on the fence with today? What do you KNOW you need to do, but haven’t yet begun? How you will feel when you achieve that goal? Are you ready to make the decision to get off the fence and take ONE SMALL STEP towards your dream today?
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I believe in you! You have genius within! The best is ahead of you.