Do you know something? You’re never going to find the money. You’re always looking for what you think you need to get to where you want to go on the frequency of your thoughts. But it doesn’t work that way. You’re not going to find what you’re looking for on that level. You’ve got to be courageous.
You’ve got to step out and say, “I’m going to do this and I’m going to do it now.”
Edmund Hillary didn’t know how to get to the top of Mount Everest until he got there. The wright brothers didn’t know how to get into the air until they got there. The second you make the decision—Bingo!—you flip your brain onto a different frequency and the appropriate thoughts start rolling into your mind. That’s how it works!
This is one of the most important lessons I’ve ever learned. It has helped me earn millions. And it will help you to do the same.
The world’s most successful people are all able to make decisions seem to go nowhere. Think about it. Decisions or the lack of them are responsible for the making or breaking of careers.
Individuals who have become proficient at making decisions, without being influenced by the decisions of others, are the same people whose annual incomes fall into the six-and seven-figure categories. The people who never develop the mental strength to make these vital moves are relegated to the lower income ranks for all of their careers, and more often than not, their lives become little more than not, their lives become little more than a dull, boring existence.
Of course, it’s not just your income that is affected by decisions. Your whole life is affected. The health of your mind and body, the well-being of your family, your social life and the types of relationships you develop are all dependent upon your ability to make sound decisions.
You would think that anything as important as decision making would be taught in every school. But it’s not. And to compound the problem, decision making is not only missing from the curriculum of almost all of our formal educational institutions, it has been left out of virtually all of the training and human resource development programs in our corporate training world.
At this point, you could be asking yourself, “How am I expected to develop this ability?” Well, I have the answer for you. You have got to do it on your own. The good news is you’ve already begun by thinking about and digesting the information that I am sharing with you right now. This is causing you to become more aware of the importance of making decisions.
Most of us have weak decision-making muscles…we don’t even recognize what it means to make a real decision. We fail to realize the force that a truly congruent, committed decision makes.
Part of our problem is that we use the term “decision” so loosely that it has come to describe our wishes, not our commitments. Instead of making decisions, we state our preferences. The word “decide” comes from the Latin decider—the roots de-, meaning “off,” and caedere, meaning “to cut”—therefore, making a decision means cutting off from any other possibility. A true decision, then, means you are committed to achieving a result, and then cutting yourself off from any other possibility.
After making a true decision, especially a tough one, you will usually feel a tremendous burden has been lifted from your shoulders.
Committed decisions show up in two places: your calendars and your checkbook. No matter what you value, or even think your priorities are, you have only to look at last year’s calendar and checkbook to see the decisions you have made about what you truly value.
For example, I am committed to growth, both professionally and personally. A review of my calendar always shows multiple continuing education courses, seminars and workshops in both my personal and professional life.
Take a look at your calendar to see what it says about your values.
This Article is taken from The Art of Living
Written by Arshad. A