on which we string our experiences.”
[Classic post from 11-16-10]
This is part two, continuing from yesterdays Daily Inspiration about a talk I gave a few days ago distilling 40 years of study into a few main points.
Yesterday, I went over accepting responsibility for our own success by understanding that our success or doing well has nothing at all to do with anyone else and that making a decision about what we want instead of what we don’t want is critical. This was the beginning of a decision. Today, I want to go into more detail on the decision aspect.
In one of my all-time favorite books, Anthony Robbins states in Awaken The Giant Within, that decisions are the pathway to power. He also states that three decisions control our destiny and they are: 1. Decisions about what to focus on. 2. Decisions about what things mean to us. and 3. Decisions about what to do. He wants us to know that it’s our decisions, and not our conditions, that determine our destiny.
Decisions about what to focus on. This one is a continuation of yesterday’s foundation. We can choose to focus on what we don’t want, or what we do want. Most of us spend most of our lives seeing and experiencing what we don’t want. The more we think about all the problems in the world, the more there seems to be. It’s almost funny the way that works so consistently. However, at the same time, if we reverse that focus to focus on what we do want instead, we seem to get more of that. And, here’s how simple this whole thing is: It is strictly the power of making a decision to focus on what we do want rather than what we don’t want that will get the ball rolling solidly toward our success. Just a decision about what we will focus upon. Very, very simple.
Decisions about what things mean to us. How we interpret things is heard clearly in the words and phrases we use. Many of those were probably picked up and copied from parents, and other people and we have used them regularly not realizing how powerful words can be in helping or in hindering us. Want to know more? Read chapter 9 in Tony’s book, titled, The Vocabulary of Ultimate Success. Ever hear people say things like, “that’s just my luck! Those things just seem to keep happening to me.” We say those things but expect something different and it will never work. We must change the way we talk to ourselves and to others, and even more important is our definitions of what things mean.
Decisions about what to do. For most of my life, I just kept doing the same things over and over again. My belief told me that this is what I knew and so I should just stick with it. Finally, I broke that state in my life and tried something different and it paid off nicely. I no longer feel stuck and that is important. Deciding what to do is so important. A lot of times, we just think about it, wish it, plan it and forget to make a decision about what to do. In order to do, we must decide to do. In other words, if you like what you do for a living, and yet are not doing so well, decide to be successful at it. Make a decision to excel at it regardless of the current situation. It is surprising how simple and yet effective this decision will be. Not making it, keeps many of us back for so long. As you decide, heaven and earth will move circumstances and things to line up for you. Try it and you’ll see.
Tomorrow is part three. . .
“Concerning All Acts Of Initiative And Creation, There Is One Elementary Truth–That The Moment One Definitely Commits Oneself, Then Providence Moves, Too.” — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Spread Some Joy Today–Make some decisions today. Practice makes perfect!