It’s been a while since my last post…largely because I’ve been in transition after a huge decision of my own. I was running the #1 radio station in central Florida. My current situation was ideal…a great job that I was extremely successful in, great friends, great co-workers, every reason under the sun to stay put. Instead, I stepped outside of what was familiar, and walked away from that to relocate over 1,000 miles away to Texas for a chance at an even larger opportunity. Don’t be fooled…making huge life decisions like that has always been difficult for me. Battling that voice in my head telling me that I’m making the wrong choice, I’m walking away from security, this new opportunity won’t be as good as what I’ve got, and I’ll probably just end up failing and regretting everything. I’ve had to do so much soul searching recently and forced myself to step outside my comfort zone. That’s what spurred me to post this blog.
Decisions are a mental activity every one of us engages in on a daily basis. From deciding when to wake up, to what to eat, to how to spend our day, to where to spend our money, to whom to spend our time with… decisions are part of our daily life.
That doesn’t mean we are good at making decisions. Many of us make very bad decisions every day and only a few of us make good decisions consistently. Why is there such disparity in this? What keeps us from making sound decisions?
Did you know that you could virtually eliminate conflict and confusion by becoming proficient at making decisions? Once you make a decision, you will find all the people, resources and ideas you need every time.
Indecisiveness is a decision to not make a decision. This is typically fueled by the fear of failure. Low self esteem and succumbing to circumstances is why so many people make poor decisions.
If you have an idea, a desire, a wish, a worthy ideal, make the decision to achieve whatever it is you want. Once you make this decision, the people, resources, and ideas will be attracted to you because your belief in achievement will supersede your fears and circumstances. Your belief will be the catalyst that changes your behaviors, your actions, and ultimately your results.
Keep your focus on your visions, your worthy ideal. Refuse to worry about how it will happen – know that you are capable of anything you put your mind to and make the decision today to DECIDE WHERE YOU ARE WITH WHATEVER YOU’VE GOT.
(From “Empowerment Mentoring“)