Napoleon Hill, after studying over 500 successful people, said “Those who reach decisions promptly and definitely, know what they want and generally get it. The leaders in every walk of life decide quickly, and firmly. That is the major reason they are leaders. The world has a habit of making room for the person whose words and actions show they know where they are going.”
The people that became proficient at making decisions, without being influenced by the opinions of others, are the same people that “live their dream”. They eliminate conflict and confusion from their life. Decision making brings order to mind and is reflected in results. The person who fails to develop their ability to make decisions is doomed because indecision sets up internal conflicts at mental and emotional level – it is the coexistence of opposite feelings toward the same objective. A decision is the first step in creation and indecision leads to disintegration.
How many times have you heard yourself saying “I don’t know what to do”? whether it was about a relationship, about saying something to somebody, about buying a clothing item, a car, or a house? Everyone, on occasion, has experienced feelings of indecision. If it happens to you frequently, you must decide right now to stop it.
The cause of indecision is the lack of confidence in oneself. The self-image determines the level of confidence you have in yourself. If you have a poor opinion of yourself, you obviously have less confidence in your decision, therefore indecision starts haunting your mind.
Decision-makers are not afraid of making errors. The results of a bad decision are the flags that signal that a correction is needed. A bad decision is often mistaken for failure, and those afraid of this kind of failure will hesitate to make decisions, therefore will be indecisive. Decision-makers replaced the word failure with experience; they learn from it and move on, but never submit to it, for only when you have stopped, you have admitted failure.
A fundamental principle of decision-making is: DECIDE RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE WITH WHATEVER YOU’VE GOT, AND NEVER ALLOW THE RESOURCES OR CIRCUMSTANCES TO DICTATE YOUR DECISION. Thomas Edison, The Wright Brothers, Marconi are only a few of the names in our history who serve as examples for their decisions despite the circumstances or the resources. They made their decision and didn’t let the fact that it had never been done before influencing them.
We have been raised to make decisions based on circumstances and conditions. You can only do this if you have that. You can only be this if you do that. You can only have that if you do this. And this is what 96% of the population is doing, but the leaders, the decision-makers, they do not allow their circumstances to dictate their decision.
How many times you wished for something and then you said: “yeah, but I can’t because…” whatever follows after “because” it’s called circumstance and you should never allow it to stop you from making decisions. Napoleon said: “Circumstances?… I make them!”
If you wish for something, whether it is a new car, a house, a vacation, do not allow your circumstances to control the outcome. When the decision is made, a way will show… whatever you need will show to you once you’ve made that decision, it always does. Now, think about it! Why would you expect your mind to find answers to questions you never ask?
A person that made a decision to release weight, and I’m not talking about people that “try a new diet to see if it works”, I’m talking about people who literally made that decision to lose weight and hold a vision of their ideal weight in their mind at all time. When a person like that is offered a slice of cake, they don’t pause to think if they should, because their decision was already made.
When holding a vision of your ideal, do not get yourself involved in discussions of why it cannot be done. People have a tendency towards negativity and they quickly find reasons why your vision cannot be achieved. Your inner self wants you to be great, to expand, do not listen to what others can’t do, listen to what you want… it’s your path, your journey, not theirs. Think of how much more you could enjoy once your vision will have been achieved.
Your life is important, and you have the potential to do anything you choose and to do it well, but you must make decisions and you must make your decisions where you are with what you’ve got. H.L Hunt said: “Decide what you want. Decide what you are prepared to give up to get it. Set your mind on it. Get on with the work.”
Thank you for reading.
Love and Peace!