Just recently, i heard Brian Tracy talk about five major reasons why people don’t get wealthy in life. One reasons i found most appalling is that people don’t actually decide to become wealthy and this is one of the major cause of failure and under achievement. It is true, no one ever sign up to be unsuccessful but then, failure sets in when we don’t really make up our mind to be successful. The truth is failure requires no particular amount of effort, you don’t have to do or be anything to fail (failure is so easy to achieve). On the other hand, Success is a major business and it requires a great deal of determination, consciousness, planning and hard work. No one succeed without actually visualizing and consciously determining to succeed.
There are people who have all the resources, natural talents and knowledge required to be successful, but without ardent decision to be successful, they simply fall short. Meanwhile, there are people who are successful today, without enough resources required to be successful. I think what makes the major difference is Ardent Decision Making. Decision making separates the mediocre from the remarkable. You can agree with me that no one gets successful without knowing he really wants to. I’ve yet to meet a man who would say “I never desired to succeed, it just happened” No man ever made it to the top of mount Everest without absolutely deciding to lose sight of the ground (we both know it’s not an easy task to reach the top of that mountain).
Benefits of Decision making:
-It gives a sense of purpose: Anyone who decides on what he wants out of life is one step closer to achieving them. He is no longer pushed around. A sense of direction is acquired.
-It Increases our self efficacy: A decisive person is a problem solver, and our ability to solve more problems makes us feel confident and capable.
-Decision making helps us persevere: Let say you decide to be financially free in life, it will be difficult to give up just because the economy is going through financial crisis. it’s a decision you’ve made for yourself and you’ve got to follow through no matter what.
-It helps us to be proactive: There is no way you make decisions without been vigilant of possible mistakes and favors.
Detriments of Indecision:
-Indecision causes carelessness: Malcolm X said ” A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything”. If you refuse to make conscious decisions, things will automatically happen for you, and it’s not likely going to the best you want for yourself.
-Indecision causes more problem: Things don’t naturally go well i must tell you, we have to do our best to make things go right. You’re either getting better or getting worse and if one refuses to get better, one automatically get worse.
Few Major Areas Of Our Life That Needs Conscious Decision Making:
Health: Jim rohn said “Take care of your body it’s the only place you have to live”. Decide on improving your health by eating right and exercising regularly.
Financial life: It’s is very important that you get financially free. you need money to live life. Decide on getting wealthy and in a legitimate way.
Values: it’s important that you set your values right because that’s what you will be remembered for long after you are gone.
Marriage: I don’t really know much about this aspect but i know one needs to decide to make this work no matter what. it’s all about commitment.
Note: This article is based on my personal perspective. Therefore, i stand to be corrected. Kindly drop your comments below.