Own Your Decisions
What it means to own your decisions and why it matters!
What happens when something goes wrong or not the way we planned? Well we blame someone else, right? WRONG!!
This is the mindset that has our world filled with dislike, lawsuits and plain out bullshit excuses!!
The truth is that while there are times that things happen that are out of our control, most of the time it is a decision or series of decisions that determine your current situation!! This is a truth that once you understand it, you can then harness the power of owning your decisions!
In the example of a police officer I used in the video you can clearly see this power of decisions and the effects they have on the overall outcome!
Can you imagine if you made a different choice of a spouse? You would not have the children you have today! No they would not have a different parent, you would not have them! You may have had other children but not them!
Maybe you are divorced and say if I had a different spouse things would be different but then you look at your children and say it was all worth it! This is an example of owning your decision and getting the best out of it!
What if you had decided to take a flight on September 11th years ago….As in one of the planes to hit the Towers? Now here is where someone could arguably say”Coach! That was no ones fault except the terrorists”. While I would have to agree that was a horrific day and yes the terrorist were to blame, the people who were on those planes that day still made a choice to fly and suffered an unforgivable consequence but had they made a different decision of what day to travel they would still be here.
So not all decisions that come with consequences are “your fault” by any means but still a decision you made put you in a certain place at a certain time.
Now those scenarios are not really what I am coming to talk to you about but they are radical examples so you can see no matter who may be at fault your decisions do shape your outcome.
Lets bring it down to earth a bit more.
Say you had an opportunity to invest in Apple stock when it was in the toilet and you chose to get a new car instead. How different would your finances look today if you had made that investment.
Possible you could have been a millionaire rather than have a car that is out of warranty, is not exciting to drive any more and certainly is not worth more than you paid for it!
I could give you thousands of examples for this but I think you get the point!
Your decisions you make and of course the actions you take DO determine your outcome either directly or indirectly!!
So why not own this powerful decision tool?
It is actually quite easy!
Have you ever made a decision that changed your life in a massive way?
Maybe one that made your life indefinitely better or maybe one you “think” you regret?
What is the best way to find the glory in success or learning from the “defeat”?
Would you like to know how?
Here are the steps!
To make a decision:
- Define clearly what you are after (outcome)
- Commit to taking action (make the decision!)
- Create a plan
- Take the actions necessary
- Monitor and evaluate your progress and make adjustments as necessary
- Own it! Win, lose or draw, it is YOURS!
The truth is you really can’t lose as long as you learn and grow. You may not have made the perfect decision but it is better than no decision! Once you make the decision and take action it will become clear whether you made the right decision or a decision that can lead to making another more educated decision.
Nothing happens until you make a decision and take action. Making no decision is still a decision, just a decision to fail!
Owning your decisions will be the biggest gift you will give yourself!
What can you decide today that will make your life even greater or if you don’t feel your life is great what could you decide that will start the process.
Remember you get only one life and we don’t know the time we get so deciding to wait is flushing you life and your possibilities down the toilet!
Don’t spend you last day on earth some day saying I wish I woulda!
Are you ready for this?
What is your decision?
Say it outloud, write it down and put it through the steps I gave you above!
Let’s do this, when? NOW!!!
My friends this is not always going to be an easy journey but I can’t stress enough that you get one life, this is not a rehearsal for the next go round! Live you life today like it matters because it does and it is the only one you get!
With that all said make sure to watch the video, take action today, get some coaching and step up to the life you desire and deserve!
Live with faith, energy, passion and always live your dreams!