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!
The Power of Decision Chapters
Chapter One - The Intelligence Factor
Chapter Two - Indecision
Chapter Three - Decision
Chapter Four - Decide to Be Happy
Chapter Five - Decide to Live Richly
Chapter Six - Decide to be Healthy
Chapter Seven - Decide to Be Creative
Chapter Eight - Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
Best Quotes from The Power of Decision
“Love is a decision, it is a judgment, it is a promise. If love were only a feeling, there would be no basis for the promise to love each other forever. A feeling comes and it may go. How can I judge that it will stay forever when my act does not involve judgment and decision.”
“You are not the victim of the world, but rather the master of your own destiny. It is your choices and decisions that determine your destiny.”
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.”
“Sometimes, making the wrong choice is better than making no choice. You have the courage to go forward, that is rare. A person who stands at the fork, unable to pick, will never get anywhere.”
“Even a book can be dangerous in the wrong hands, and when that happens, you blame the hands, but you also read the book.”
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading”
“you might want to decide fast. We live in a dangerous world. If you see a chance to be happy, you have to fight for it, so later you have no regrets.”
“Even if we all want you here, you don't belong until you decide you do.”
“Think a hundred times before you make a decision, but once that decision is taken, stand by it as one man.”
“When in doubt, be ridiculous.”
“A complete stranger has the capacity to alter the life of another irrevocably. This domino effect has the capacity to change the course of an entire world. That is what life is; a chain reaction of individuals colliding with others and influencing their lives without realizing it. A decision that seems minuscule to you, maybe monumental to the fate of the world.”
“Love is a decision - not an emotion!”
― Raymond Charles Barker - The Power of Decision: A Step-by-Step Program to Overcome Indecision and Live Without Failure Forever
Editor and Founder
Tal Gur is a location independent entrepreneur, author, and impact investor. After trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, he spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His most recent book and bestseller, The Art of Fully Living - 1 Man, 10 Years, 100 Life Goals Around the World, has set the stage for his new mission: elevating the next generation of leaders to their true potential.