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Deciding where you are with whatever you have got is the cardinal rule of decision making - Bob Proctor By Aubrey Mavhuli Decision or indecision: thats the question. "Decision-making is not something you can avoid,” says Bob Proctor. There is a story often told about a greedy hyena that died at a crossroad because it simply couldn’t make up its mind. To get results in this life one must simply take their pick, quickly, in decision then hold onto that decision unless its proven otherwise. Results favour those who decide and those who decide quickly I should add. Most people have this all wrong, they let their unpleasant circumstances, history and precedence decide their decisions. But that should not be how things should be. Decisions bring the how to answers, but without a firm and unequivocal decision for or against something even the resources and the how won’t come. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Let me tell you this, a few centuries ago we did not know how to fly until ther Wright brothers mere bicycle mechanics made the decision to fly.

Deciding where you are with whatever you have got is the cardinal rule of decision making – Bob Proctor

By Aubrey Mavhuli

Decision or indecision: thats the question. “Decision-making is not something you can avoid,” says Bob Proctor. There is a story often told about a greedy hyena that died at a crossroad because it simply couldn’t make up its mind.

To get results in this life one must simply take their pick, quickly, in decision then hold onto that decision unless its proven otherwise.

Results favour those who decide and those who decide quickly I should add. Most people have this all wrong, they let their unpleasant circumstances, history and precedence decide their decisions.

But that should not be how things should be. Decisions bring the how to answers, but without a firm and unequivocal decision for or against something even the resources and the how won’t come.

 

 

Let me tell you this, a few centuries ago we did not know how to fly until ther Wright brothers mere bicycle mechanics made the decision to fly. They hang in the air for a mere eleven seconds and that firm decision eventually brought the planes we have today.

When they made the decision they obviously didn’t know and probably didn’t have all the resources but the decision brought the resources and the “ how to eventually.”

There is an old saying that supports the value of a firm decision, if you stand for nothing you will fall for anything.

The secret of getting uncommon results lie in unequivocal decision making.

President F J Kennedy asked Dr Werner Von Braun what it would take to get someone to the moon and back to earth safely? The good doctor’s answer was simple, “ The will to do it.” The will is a firm and definite decision.

The secret of getting results uncommon to many is to know that decisions attract relevant resources and ability for the results they need.

Most people that succeed never sit on the fence for too long. Ducks rarely get anywhere they fly too low!

 

 

Listed below are some common reasons for ambivalence in decision making:

Fear of failure

Fear fails people often. The best question to unfortunately ask few ever ask it is: “If you fear failure by taking up a decision will success come by indecision?”

A decision gives you the benefit of quickly finding on which road you really are on. If you are on the wrong path, wouldn’t you want to find out early enough and correct course early enough.

The problem with most people that don’t get good results often is they only know and see the tip of the iceberg of results. Yet underneath it is the real deal. If we bothered to interview a few successful people we won’t hear stories like: “I took a single turn and shortly met massive success.” Success is rarely cheap, but usually takes the best out of you.

Fear of taking ownership over decisions made

Some people are afraid of taking ownership over a wrong decision. They never wanna be blamed. Most people that get results simply don’t have that fear. They do take extreme ownership over their decisions but don’t let the fear of being wrong paralyse their decision making.

They seem to have this attitude that, “if we are wrong, we are wrong, no point dwelling on that, quickly correct course if wrong.” They seem to be unafraid of being wrong but really fear being wrong and never knowing it either never at all or fast enough.

 

 

Procrastination

Procrastination is s hidden feeling. The actual hidden feeling is fear of not being good enough or simply fear of being wrong. Procrastination drags decisions over a long period hoping the need for the decion will fade away. Good leaders don’t procrastinate.

Life has a strange way of rewarding decision-makers with results. Leaders don’t make quick and fast decisions, but it is those who are adept at quick decisions that eventually lead in their filed.

Lack of self confidence

Have you ever met people that doubt themselves? Often, they exhibit some lack of adequacy. This appears as lack of self-confidence. Self confidence is simply a reflection of a low self-image, of oneself.

People with a high self-image of themselves are aptly portrayed by this popular photo of a cat looking in the mirror and seeing itself as a lion.

Dr Maxwell Maltz in his book Psycho Cybernetics clearly draws the conclusion that people with better self-images of themselves tend to set higher goals and tend to hit them often.

 

 

To get great results adopt the habit of being decisive. To repeat great results, repeat the inputs as well as the process: sow courage, sow self-confidence, sow decisiveness. Remember what Craig Ballantyne says, “Success loves speed.”

The faster you are in making decisions the faster you get to your goal or soon find out you are off the road and quickly adjust course.

Repeating results is a function of repeating inputs and the process. Be decisive.

 

 

 

Aubrey Mavhuli is a director in many businesses, and Chief Copywriter at Supervaluecopy. He is The Chief Doer At Success Is Do It Yourself, and CEO of Scrollup Investments, Owner at Solartech Johannesburg, and Masterfarmer At Vhuli’s Farms. Mavhuli speaks at Corporate and Public Events on personal and Career Development, and is an expert on Leadership, Buying and Selling, Strategy, Creativity and Success Psychology. Contact Mavhuli at www.supervaluecopy.com or 072271 1079. 

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