How Decisions Dictate Our Actions

Photo by Miguel Bruna

If we decide to be successful or come up with a plan and don’t implement it, we can be tricked into thinking that decisions and actions have little to do with each other. However, making the decision of planning and the decision of implementing the plan are two different things. They are both actions, which is a positive, but plans are probably only useful in jobs where we are in for the hours and the ‘free time’ weekend reward – meaning, we couldn’t care less.

Not caring is not something that we can switch on and off as we please. Not at first. If we are in the mindset of making tasks appear like that they’ve been dealt with, postponing deadlines and dragging our feet around, that’s a setback that requires a huge shift. If you are an entrepreneur ‘after hours’ and are still in a job to support you while you are taking your business of the ground, you’d be impressed to hear that you have the ability to deliver high quality of work throughout the entire day.

You have the power to change into a person that gets things done without being conditioned by the threat of a deadline or rewards. That’s an attitude that we need to take into each area of our life – finances, relationships, health. Decide to care at every single level and you will experience impressive growth. You will master the power of decision.

Seeing Through Clutter

Photo by Michael

This isn’t a Marie Kondo style article. Although physical clutter plays an important role in our ability to focus, often what takes us away from the present are thoughts, worries, assumptions, fears, social media, other people… you name it.

Before going to sleep, when you’re running through mental clutter, is there any wish or thought that stand out clearly? If so, does it reflect our focus and our direction or is it a belittling thing, a momentary happening which takes too much and too often time. Time we can invest wisely.

Writing down one goal for the day that feeds into our bigger purpose helps us not only to see clearly where we are headed, but can be used as an anchor into the present that we choose to live in and build ourselves up towards. Easy wins is still winning. Think big and start small.