The Power of Decision

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!” ~~ Goethe

Fork in the RoadAre you living the life you imagined yourself living when you were younger? Are you enjoying the full expression of your gifts and talents? Are you happy with where you are in life? If you aren’t, chances are you need to harness the power of decision.

As Oprah says, “Intention rules the earth.” Everything flows from the choices we make – it’s in moments of decision that our destinies are shaped. And we’re making decisions, whether we know it or not, in every moment. Your body looks the way it does because of the decisions you made yesterday and last month and last year. The mood you’re in now was caused by the thoughts you chose to think earlier.  If there are things in your life that are not as you want them to be, you can change them simply by deciding to. When you harness the power of decision, you start making conscious choices that move you towards the fulfillment of your dreams.

“Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant.” ~~ Tony Robbins

The origin of the word “decide” means literally to “cut off.” When you truly decide, not only do you open up new possibilities, you eliminate unwanted possibilities.

How to harness the Power of Decision:

  • Pick one thing from your bucket list. Just one thing! Don’t try to go on a diet, quit smoking, learn French and organize 20 years’ worth of photos all at once.  Don’t over think it, it can be anything you want. If you’ve been feeling stressed or overwhelmed, pick something fun and enjoyable!
  • Believe you can do it. You were born to excel, to succeed, to feel good. There is nothing you cannot be or do or have. If you’re feeling doubtful, keep reminding yourself that you can do anything. Because you can.
  • Give up thinking you’re not ready. Most opportunities require us to grow beyond our comfort zones. New activities are going to feel odd at first. Let that be OK.
  • Be willing to do things imperfectly. Trying to be perfect will frustrate you and block your progress. Be willing to be a beginner. Knit an imperfect scarf. Cook an imperfect meal. Write an imperfect novel. You will get better over time. And if you don’t, who cares? Simply revel in the joy of creation.
  • Just for today…. If thinking long term makes you feel defeated before you begin, agree to make changes just for today. Just one change. Just today.

“A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.” ~~ Tony Robbins

  • Take action. Make a list of things you can do to move closer towards your intended goal. Did you make the list? Congratulations! You took action. Now, do one small thing from that list every day until your dream is fulfilled. Make a call, do some research, buy some gear. Making action a daily habit builds momentum, and soon taking action will feel effortless.

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth …. the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.” ~~ W. H. Murray

  • Be open to Universal assistance. Once you decide what you want, and take even a baby step toward fulfilling your dreams, the Universe will deliver people, circumstances and events to support your wishes.

You don’t need to know how things will happen. The path will light up for you when you decide and commit. Your spirit is speaking to you through your heart’s desire. Decide, and watch the magic happen!

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