"A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided."
Many people say they have made a decision about something; yet do nothing about it. Real decisions require you to take some action. The action brings that decision to life. Deciding, then sitting and waiting keep you in the same position you were before you made that decision. The purpose of the decision is to activate yourself in some particular direction. If you are not ready to take action, you are not ready to make the decision. That's OK. It is better than pretending that you have made the decision, yet doing nothing to move forward.
This week: As you face decisions this week that need to be made, ask yourself as part of the decision-making process "Am I ready to take action on this once I decide?" If not, look carefully at your reluctance. Is it because of doubts about your decision? Do you not have all the informatoin you need? Challenge yourself to make a decision and take at least some small action associated with it. That will help you move forward and actually make the decision easier to embrace. Decisions often require us to stretch ourselves, and their may be some concern about whether we are ready to do that. But if you take just one small action step, then another and another, you will build the momentum you need. But you HAVE to take that first step.
Linda Pucci, Ph.D. is a psychologist, life coach and expert in helping people sort through decisions, pick the right one for them, and take action to move forward. She has more than 30 years experience helping people find the inner resources necessary to overcome obstacles to their success and happiness. For more information, go to http://www.innerresourcecenter.com/ . To find out how HORSES can help in the process, go to http://www.resourceswithhoreses.com/ .