In life you have to be decisive. There are consequences no matter what you choose. Even telling yourself you're not going to make a decision is a decision that has it's own consequences. Sometimes you don't know what the ramifications of your action or inaction until you get down the road a ways and can look back; while in others situations it is immediately clear.
If you've watched the movie "No Country for Old Men", there were 2 scenes that illustrated 2 different outcomes for the same scenario. The outcomes were not so different in the way they played out. The problem with both of the 'victims' in these scenes is that neither one of them wanted to make a decision. One victim wouldn't decide and her fate was different than the guy who after much threatening was bullied into making a decision that saved his life.
Both of those outcomes are examples of what it looks like to live from a place of fear.
I can guarantee you that people who achieve great success in life or amass great wealth would have responded quickly and decisively in the same situation that played out in the movie. Why? Because they are aware of their surroundings. Decisive people pay attention to all the verbal and non-verbal cues when they are having a conversation and would have made a decision about how to deal with this stranger who was confronting them with this choice before he even asked the question.
Decisive people also trust their gut, their intuition, their higher self, whatever you want to call paying attention to the Universe.
Part of living an ageless lifestyle is allowing yourself to take risk. Being an intelligent risk taker is learning to be flexible, resourceful and resilient. To free yourself from the blocks that have kept you from reaching the level of success you'd like to have in your life, you'll need to learn how to do what successful people do. They respond creatively and imaginatively by seeing the big picture.
There's no guarantee that every decision you make will be the right one, but your judgment gets better with practice and so do your odds of making good decisions for yourself. Decisive people are also able to bounce back from resistance rather than be broken by it. They think outside the box by being flexible enough to look at other perspectives and options.
Greatness comes from continuing through to the finish in the face of resistance. Flexibility gives you the power to return to your center. Your personal manifesto, (you can receive a free special report on how to create your own on the right side column of this blog) keeps you focused on who you are and what your purpose is.
Do you find yourself putting off making decisions that seem scary and you're not sure how they are going to turn out?
Stop it. I'm serious. Stop it now. Start stepping outside of the box and take a chance.
Here's 3 questions to ask yourself to be more decisive:
1. What's the worst thing that could happen?
2. What will I do if the worst does happen?
3. What's the best result I could get if I take action now?
Now you have a plan of action for how you'll handle it if the worst happens, which it rarely does. But the good part is, now you don't have to worry about 'what if" anymore because you have a plan. And most likely you realized that nothing that bad would happen anyway, so go for what you really want. Step up and step out and enjoy the success it brings.
In the first scene the killer, who immediately makes the man nervous, starts asking him simple questions that make him so nervous he wants to close up and run away. Then the killer asks the man to call the toss of the coin at one point in their conversation and the guy is so reluctant to call the coin toss because he needs to know first what he stands to win. You'll see where it goes from there.
The 2nd scene is with a woman. She tells him he has no cause to harm her. Given the same option of calling the coin, she refuses because she knows what's going to happen. If she would have made a decision do you think the outcome may have been different? (Sorry that his dialog has been done in closed caption.)
After taking a look at both of these clips, take a few minutes and think about how comfortable or uncomfortable you are when it's time to make a decision. How does that impact your life?