The foundation of a live well lived is making sound decisions. This guide examines what a good decision is, how decisions are made and how to prevent indecision from taking hold of one’s life. The cost of poor decisions and indecisions as well as the role of the subconscious mind are explored, so readers can learn how to create the life they have always wanted, one decision at a time.
My key Takeaways from “The Power of Decision: A Step-by-Step Program to Overcome Indecision and Live Without Failure Forever" by Raymond Charles Barker
Takeaway #1 The Grand Utopia – No Idea Is Too Big
Once upon a time cars and planes were unthinkable. The thought of the radio, TV, and the internet were implausible. If everyone who ever had an inspired idea followed it, rather than allowing their fears and doubts to creep in and stop them taking action, we would live in a grand utopia --What the mind can conceive, man can achieve.
Takeaway #2 Making The Decision and Committing To It
The word 'decide' comes from 2 Latin words meaning 'to cut off'. Therefore, making a decision means cutting off other opinions and committing to one.
Until you commit to something fully, there's always a lingering feeling of hesitancy. You wonder how you would make the idea happen and your unconscious mind pulls up 101 reasons to dismiss the idea and return to safety. This kills countless ideas and plans before they've been given the chance to flourish. The moment you make the decision to fully commit, despite not knowing all of the how's, divine intelligence intervenes and things suddenly fall into place.
Takeaway #3 Believing In Yourself
Making or not making decisions impacts every area of our life and those people who describe themselves as indecisive are prone to failure.
Deep down, you often know what decision you need to make but you'll pretend you don't because that generally makes life easier, you can just cruise along quietly without the pain, drama, or fear of failure – or even fear of success.
How do you perceive yourself? People with a low self image cannot go beyond that, meaning they won't get to the place of making the decision to trust in themselves and commit and therefore be able to move forward with their inspired idea. In this case, a shift in mindset is needed.
Get in control of your negative thoughts and banish the guilt of past errors and failures as they don't serve you, you cannot think negative thoughts yet receive positive things in your life – You reap what you sow!