I want to be honest, deep down I like to feel I have the ability to make life-changing decisions which empower me to head in the directions of my dreams. I know when I started to realize the power of my decisions and the influence they had on my life and the people around me there was no turning back, the realization I had that the power of decision making is not biased to race, gender, or social class was a big deal. It helped me decide to make the decision to write this bad-ass article explaining why! HAHA! The following reasons are why I believe you have the power to make life-changing decisions. I hope you choose to read the whole thing. HA!
- We are responsible for our own lives! I find this to be simple and I am sure some probably think it is obvious but, I am here to say it anyway, you and I are the ones responsible for the outcome of our lives! At the end of the day when the sun sets, and there are many people who make life worse, we are still responsible for our lives no matter what. Playing the victim in life serves no one well.
George Bernard Shaw said it best “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
Decisions are not biased. Are you white, black, Asian, Hispanic, male, female, or transgender? Guess what decisions could care less about race, gender, social class, talent, beauty, and all the other disqualifiers commonly embraced as a scapegoat. We were born with the same power to make decisions as everyone else on this planet. Theodore Roosevelt said this “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the worst thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing." This power to make decisions is unbiased and given equally to all who inhabit the earth. If we think that someone else can make more powerful decisions than us, we are wrong and wasting our time. I dare you to make a decision about something right now just because you can!
You need to overcome yourself! That's right folks I hate to bring reality to the table, but the life-changing decisions that need to be made are only being held back by YOU! Start today for the price of free ninety-nine. Go write down some goals and start working towards them. Just try! The only person who can get you to take the first step is the same person who is reading this article. Francis of Assisi said it well “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
Fear can only stop you if you let it. Fear is an interesting thing, the only power it has over you is what you give it. Do not let the fear of making those life-changing decisions stop you! Henry Ford agrees with me “One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.”
It takes no physical resources to make a decision. The cost to make a decision is only your own personal effort. The outcome of that decision is a different story, that part may need resources, but we are not talking about that right now, plus if you choose to make some sort of decision and it is an epic failure, at least, you have an opportunity to learn and gain some personal growth. Chances are that your life will benefit more in the long run if you make decisions rather than passively let life just happen to you. Benjamin Disraeli “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.”
I believe strongly that if you ponder at the core why certain things in your life are not moving forward and you stop blaming other people the simple reasons posted above will help give you the power to make life-changing decisions. May you go and change the world as you take life by the balls.