You Are The Only Person Who Can Decide What You Want For Yourself
I think now, more than ever, we must believe we can improve and grow.
No matter which stage you are in your life right now, there is always a possibility for you to become better tomorrow.
Change is healthy. Change is good. But wanting change alone just isn’t enough.
It requires that you commit to a decision.
If I throw a random question to you and ask which areas in your life you want to see change, bet I’ll get more response than I could handle. Whether it’s about improving relationships, health issues, starting a new business or hobby, it only boils down to one simple action.
You have to decide.
Decide on what? Decide that you really want the change. That’s it.
That’s the first crucial step you have to make. Without that, there’s no point getting down to the nitty-gritty. Then follows a no-nonsense commitment to change. No more excuses. No BS. No more what-ifs. Sure, it won’t be easy, but you’re committed to the goal. Because you’ve decided.
This is one of the truths of the universe, and you heard it first from here: whatever we decide we want to do is what we do.
— Morgan Freeman
The Liberating Power Of Decision Making
So many people want change. But instead of taking matter into their own hands, they’d rather leave the deciding factor of what’s right for them into the hands of another, their spouse, their boss or the system. The reason they’d rather relinquish control is usually out of the fear of being wrong.
If this continues long enough, you may wake up one day to realize you’re not living your own life. Even though the people in your life may not be telling you what to do, you might still go out of your way to please them to avoid disapproval.
That’s why decision is power. It is liberating. Half of the battle is won just by you making that decision to change. The second half of the journey requires you to follow through with the first move.
If you’re half-hearted about making the change deep down, it won’t be very long before you come up with the first excuse why it can’t happen. Of course you can launch, but it won’t carry you to the finish line.
You want financial freedom? Decide first. You want better relationships? Decide. Better state of health? Decide. You are what you believe yourself to be. When you decide, you believe that it is possible even though you don’t know how it’s going to work out.
It is better to find your courage to make changes when you can choose to rather than being forced to. If you do not make change, change will make you.
— Roy T. Bennett