Your daily decisions shape your destiny. Make up your mind that your thoughts, words and actions will break cycles of frustrations and failure. Make up your mind that you will invest in your success, health, faith, abundance, relationships and purpose.
✓ There are no guarantees. Certainly you can never know in advance whether a decision will be correct, therefore, you must be prepared to take risks. The more courage you show in making decisions, the more you improve your skill.
✓ Look for the opportunities. If you make a mistake, view it as an opportunity to learn what didn’t work and why. Many times decisions are reversible and you can change your mind.
✓ Hindsight is 20/20. You might discover in hindsight situations that may have affected your decision had you known about them earlier. This is normal and typical but should not stall your decision-making process.
✓ Don’t make hasty and emotional decisions especially when you just received a large amount of money from gambling, the lottery, job bonus, family inheritance, insurance settlement or when you are hungry, angry, lonely or tired.
✓ The habit of avoidance and procrastination is costly (financially, physically, your relationships and your peace of mind). Listen to my CD on Procrastination to learn the power of making decisions and taking action.
✓ Do not get stuck and do nothing. If you’ve done everything you can to make a good decision and still can’t make up your mind, do not delay making an important decision for fear that you don’t know enough or will make the wrong choice. Make decisions with confidence and courage.
✓ Don’t let fear stop you. Sometimes people become so paralyzed with the fear of making a wrong decision that they panic and lose sight of what they’re trying to accomplish. This hinders making any decision. Don’t assume the worst or allow other people’s opinions to cloud your judgement and faith. Don’t second-guess yourself and talk yourself out of action, momentum, breakthroughs and peace of mind.
When all is said and done, all you can do is the best with what you have to work with. Do not underestimate the power of intuition, intelligence, ideas and instincts.
Scripture suggestions about making decisions:
Proverbs 3:5-6, James 1:5, Jeremiah 33:3