Saturday, June 29, 2013

Will You Decide?

Will You Decide?
The purpose of the 7 Daily Nuggets is to teach us what we need to know to live a prosperous life; the things that we may not have learned at church, school, home or at work. Let’s apply what we learn here and share these nuggets with others. We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.

Are you a good decision maker?
Do you use a process or a model to make your decisions?
What are your decisions based on?

The above are important questions as all of us make a multitude of decisions on a daily basis.

Here are the 7 Daily Nuggets on decision making:

1.      Decisions compound over time. The decisions we make and the actions we take based on our decisions either produce positive or negative results over time.

2.      Procrastination is a bad decision. Distractions lead to procrastination. Procrastinators live mediocre lives.

3.      Fear prevents making the right decisions. Fear is just false evidence appearing real. Most of our fears only exist in our imagination. Action cures fear. The best antidote for fear is faith.

4.      The right information leads to the right decisions. Get the information from the right sources; the people that have the results you would like to have.

5.      Decide once and manage the decision. Avoid the mental torture of continuously second guessing or questioning your decisions.

6.      Lack of purpose and vision leads to indecisiveness. It is easy to make decisions once we know who we are and why we do what we do. It is easy to make decisions once you know where you are going.

7.      Course correct. The most powerful way to improve our results in life is to check the results of our actions against the goals and target we want to reach. Have the courage to accept the results and make the appropriate adjustments to get back on track.

Choose a course of action and go for it!

Be blessed and be a blessing to others
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)

Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy)

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