Anthony Robbins, the self-help guru, said, “I believe it’s our decisions, not the conditions of our lives, that determine our destiny.” That powerful statement implies that we each are more in control of our current and future situation than we might believe. Decisions create action, and action creates results. Making decisions today will shape your tomorrows.
Many of us sit on the fence about important decisions in our lives because we’re afraid of living with the consequences of making a wrong choice. We won’t make perfect decisions all the time, and we don’t have to. It’s been said there are no wrong decisions, only different lessons to learn. Understand that not doing anything is actually a decision not to act. Either way, you’re in control of the situation. A well-thought-out decision, even one that dares to assume some risk, is a powerful force.
As it is with all things, decision making is something that improves with practice. So start with small decisions and build your capabilities. Here are five ways to flex your decision-making muscles.
1. Get more information about your choices.
2. Write down what you’re thinking about.
3. Make a pro-and-con list.
4. Talk it out with a trusted friend or family member.
5. Go with your gut and listen to your heart.
Create your own positive tomorrows by making decisions about your life and career today. Rather than wasting away in inactivity and indecision, build up your decision-making muscles for a strong and healthy future.
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