It amazes me the number of people that I hear and see in social media that say they can’t do something. Or that they wished they could do something, but … You can fill in the blank with any number of excuses. And I want to call BS on that today. I know this might make a few people mad, but seriously this is something you need to hear.
I wrote post that I want to share with you today on my other blog, on this very subject.
The Power Of a Decision
It is amazing to me all that has transpired since I made the decision that I could in fact start my business over. I know that when my husband signed my up for Mother’s Day that I thought it was sweet. But I was not sure that it was going to work. I mean honestly I had done this last year and I was unsure if he was going to need me again and if I was actually going to be able to work and still be able to do the things my family needed as well.
Decision Shaped Your Past
See in the past when I had attempted to work from home and start a business it had taken over everything and it took tremendous amounts of my time. I was miserable feeling like I was always failing and not producing the kind of numbers other team mates were creating or like I was never going to figure out the system. I had no idea how anyone was doing this stuff and it would drive me crazy as I worked longer and harder to try and make something work. It made me feel like a failure as a mother and a wife because I was taking so much time from them, but not getting the results.
Then with the twins needing me more and more, I just did not have the time and so life just seemed to always keep me at arms link. Then last year I tried yet again. And I was working hard, but with all that I had learned I was making some progress and I also knew that some of it was now mindset as well. I stopped listening to the naysayer. And I felt that I was close to a break through, and then my world kind of went, well for lack of a better term, black.
My husband started talking to me about some of what was bothering him and some of the issues that he was having. It was pretty serious and we talked and talked and I had to stop everything I was doing, because he needed my help. And he had been with me every step of the way when I was suffering some very major depression about a year after the twins were born. So there was no way that I was not going to be there for him. So I walked away from everything and did what I needed to for my family first.
I can look back at all that now and see that everyone of those things were based on my own personal decisions. I know I talk a lot about personal development and mindset and self talk. All of those things are super important. But that is because they influence how you make all of your decisions. Decisions change everything in a moment. They guide how you operate and what you will do. They are the directions to our life map and they navigate us to our next destination.
Make A Decision And Change Your Life In A Moment
I will give you an example of this and it is something I did not ever realize I was doing. I have always been friends with and sometimes the pet project of almost all the managers and bosses I have ever worked with, and that is because I always let others know I had ambition and drive. One day a while back I was talking to someone and I said, ” I am friends with some of the leaders and I can help you because I know what they are doing.”
Something clicked in that moment. I am friends with, but I did not see myself being a leader. Seriously after all I had learned and all I had accomplished I was still seeing myself as one of the outside kids. I had no clue why. I am doing the same things as the many of the leaders. And yet I did not see myself as one. I am glad to say that I have changed my mindset, because I am a leader and I am no different than any of them.
poster from motifake.com
This poster is a little funny and yes some decisions may seem like they have to be made faster than others. That however is not the case, every decision is made in a moment. You might have thought about some of your decisions longer than others, but the actual act of committing to that decision comes in a moment.
I offer value. I lead my team. And I have a great insight into how to grow a business even under the most pressured circumstances. So it was that moment, at that moment, that I decided that I was going to step and be the leader. Not friends with or wish to be like, but just do what I had been doing and know I am a leader.
And you want to know what, it was nothing more than a decision. It was nothing more than a choice that I made that I was being. And it is really that simple. Just a simple as ordering what you really want to eat when you go to a restaurant. There really is nothing more to it. You make the decision and you follow the path that it takes you down.
I caught a video from another leader here in Empower Network that was just shot at the San Diego event this last weekend. It really does illustrate this point quite well. Watch it, understand that you can do this too.
I want you to have what you want in life. I want you to make the decision now that you will have what you want. You will be that person. You will have the life that you desire. Join me in creating your life of freedom!
To see the original post The Power Of a Decision
My point for sharing this is that we all have a choice, we all have decisions that we make. Sometimes we do not even now we are making them. Seriously how many things are gong on around you right now? Where is your main focus? Maybe it is reading the blog post. It might be on what you have to do next. Hell it might be that the what in the hell am I going to make for dinner.
All of those are choices, and you decide where you focus is going to go. It is a decision to focus on this and not that. To put your energy and thought and intent into that one thing. Where will you direct your focus and attention? What decision are you making right now?
Make your decisions count! Because only you can.
Happiness, Health, Wealth, and Freedom!
“The Mindset Master”
P.S. I made a decision to live my life after watching a cheesy video. You can too, just decide to get in now!