To make a decision is to scissor your options. With every choice FOR something is sliced.
The scissoring process is often fraught with fearful (but fallacious) thoughts that the sky will fall if the wrong choice is made. Whilst this may be true for a very select handful of life-changing moments, it is rarely true.
In truth, any decision is better than no decision.
The Bible speaks of a place where multitudes have pitched their tent.
“Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision…” (Joel 3:14 KJV)
For most it would be better described as the valley of in-decision!
Where procrastination is king no movement is possible.
Life and business require that we be decisive. Cutting the ballast from your lives so you are not dragging confusion and fear every step of your journey is an important step to take. It is one that needs to be tackled fiercely because there is an ever present temptation to so hedge our bets that we are hemmed in on every side.
Here are some quality decisions to get you started:
Daily, do at least one thing that progresses you toward making your dream a reality. This can be small or large, but at least one thing must be accomplished in that direction each and every day.
Secondly, intentionally begin removing things that prevent or block your progress. These may even be good things, just not beneficial to moving in the direction you want to travel. Be real and be bold, knowing that the reward will far outweigh the cost. A championship runner makes necessary sacrifices for a greater goal. So can you.
Decisions are the friction in your system
Wherever and whenever a decision needs to be made it has the potential to halt progress.
The potential for pause or derailment is increased, and if the pathway is strewn with decisions to be made the journey from inception to completion can be painful.
At best decisions are like speed bumps in the road to your destination: at worst they completely stop the flow of traffic.
The danger and frustration is multiplied when in-decisions accumulate.
Ask yourself, can I make a decision concerning this particular action ONCE and apply that same decision every time I face the same point-of-action again?
REMOVE the need for a decision to be made again, document the process if necessary, and stay with it.
Do this for every working part of your system that you can, and soon you’ll have a great deal more mental energy for the decisions that dig deeper than your usual daily activities.
Groundbreaking and life-changing thoughts travel best on neural pathways that are not congested with accumulated yesterdays.
Make what decisions need to be made TODAY and keep the traffic moving. Create bypasses for daily traffic to flow freely, leaving precious ground for new thoughts to sprout.