There is nothing more important in your life than the decisions that you make. There are people out there that believe in fate and destiny, and think that their life is already written for them- their end result decided.
Those are the people that are afraid to make decisions for themselves and instead let life play itself out, which is the greatest path to being average and normal.
Then there are those people who understand that their decisions decide how their life and their destiny actually shape out. Life is what we make out of it and it is where we as people decide to take it.
Becoming successful in life and living life with some sort of purpose is more about decision-making than it is about effort and hard work. It of course takes courage to make decisions and it takes some guts, which many people don't seem to have.
Making a decision can be frustrating, risky, uncertain, but also liberating at the same time because you know you are taking a step forward rather than a step backwards. You know that your decision is powerful and it will somehow alter your life for years to come as well as bring change.
Most of us are currently living in the most pivotal point of our lives and we are confused about the decisions we should be making more than ever. But we also need to understand that we can’t sit around forever and ponder. We actually have to start acting and making those decisions we are afraid to make.
To truly live life is one of the rarest things one can ever do. Most people merely exist because of their inability to make decisions that ideally would benefit them in their life in some way, shape or form. The people that do live life are the ones that at one point or another made a gamble on a worthy decision or two, bringing them to where they are today.
Even rarer are people who tell you about how speedy decision-making helped them find firm footing when they were surrounded by chaos and uncertainty. The most closely guarded secret to becoming successful is, you guessed it, quick decision-making and following gut instinct.
People who are successful understand the power behind decision-making and are the ones that act fast rather then react once a problem arises. Unsuccessful people aren’t wrong all the time, but they are poor decision makers. They choose the easier route or they choose what is considered right by society, listening to too many people around them.
You have a brain, so use it and think for yourself. Go with what feels right, go with what will make you happy and go with the gamble because without risk there is never any reward in life.
Bad decision making skills are what reflect terribly on your life from all angles. Within your work life, your business, and personality, not allowing you to grow as a person or evolve. With decision-making come belief and a feeling that is the force necessary for you to get over the obstacles that you are facing.
It is what propels positive thinking that eventually brings an outcome that somehow, someway, works out. It’s about taking action and firm decisions that feel right in your gut; that is what propels those actions and then eventually brings perfection.
The biggest mistake you can make in your life is being indecisive. Too many people in this world and among Generation-Y are lost in their lives due to their inability to make decisions for themselves and stand behind them.
It’s not just about making decisions its about making the right ones because if they don't feel right deep inside of you, your action will never be done to its fullest potential, never bringing perfection. All this, a result of being indecisive.
It affects many more things than you realize. People drag their feet on decisions for too long before they realize that their dreams have grown stale and they are growing older by the day. Too much time has passed by and any success they could have hoped to achieve would be irrelevant anyway.
The world’s leading Peak Performance coach, Tony Robbins, once said:
“Studies have shown that the most successful people make decisions rapidly because they are clear on their values and what they really want for their lives. The same studies show that they are slow to change their decisions, if at all. People who fail usually make decisions slowly and change their minds quickly, always bouncing back and forth. Just decide!” - Anthony Robbins
Now you’re thinking to yourself: how the hell do I make the right decisions, ones that will help me rather then hurt me? Well, there are two aspects to this. The biggest thing about it is urgency. It’s about not letting life pass you by and grabbing each opportunity by the horns as they come your way. It’s not about talent.
There are many people that have talent out there and never achieve anything in life. The biggest problem is that many people see something that is possible and don’t go after it, but instead just sit around and never decide to take what is being offered to them.
It’s about having the courage to have the urgency and chase after what you want out of life. Speed is one thing and then good decision-making is a whole different thing. Becoming successful requires a mix of both.
You can make a bad decision fast and drive yourself into the ground, or you can make a good decision late and suffer the consequences mentioned above. It’s about compressing decades in a day, ladies and gentlemen. It’s about going beyond your limits and breaking any boundary you have ever had.
Decision-making comes from deep inside of you. It is what feels right and it is what gives you a chance to do something in your life, in this cold world that is more competitive than you once thought. Anyone will agree that a fighting chance is better any day than assured failure.
A decision made fast might go wrong, but a decision that’s never made will definitely go wrong. The accuracy of this logic is evident in the fact that the most successful people on earth attribute their success to fast decision-making.
Life is full of decisions. And if you don’t make those decisions, that is when you will be faced with the worst feeling that exists, which is of course regret. If you’re not making any decisions you’re stuck in the same place while the world surges ahead.
All that you need is already within you. So free up your mind, take a deep breath and make those decisions fast. Your success almost wholly depends on prompt and proper decision-making, and how much your really want out of your life. Have some balls. Make some moves in life.
If you fail at least you learned something and can make better decisions next time around. No one ever strikes a mountain of gold on their first dig. But it’s the first dig that eventually leads to a gold mine.
Preston Waters | Elite.