ACCURATE analysis of over 25,000 men and women who had experienced failure, disclosed the fact that LACK OF DECISION was near the head of the list of the 30 major causes of failure. This is no mere statement of a theory — it is a fact.
PROCRASTINATION, the opposite of DECISION, is a common enemy which practically every man must conquer.
The study of several hundred people who had accumulated fortunes of more than a million dollars, determined that every one of them had developed the habit of QUICKLY REACHING DECISIONS, and of changing those decisions rarely, and only after long and careful consideration. While people who fail to accumulate money, without exception, have the habit of reaching decisions, if at all, very slowly — and of changing these decisions quickly and often.
The majority of people who fail to acquire enough money for their needs, are, generally, easily influenced by the “opinions” of others. They allow the socail media and the opinions of others to do their “thinking” for them. Opinions are are among the least valuable commodities on earth. Everyone has their own collection of opinions ready to be pushed upon anyone who will accept them. Don’t let anybody sway you and make you question your decision if you know you are in the right place. If you are influenced by “opinions” when you reach DECISIONS, you are virtually guaranteed not succeed in any undertaking, much less in that of transforming your own desire into money.
If you are influenced by the opinions of others, you will have no DESIRE of your own.
Keep your own counsel when you begin to put into practice the principles described here, by reaching your own decisions and following them. Take no one into your confidence, except the members of your “Master Mind” group, and be very sure in your selection of this group, that you choose only those who will be in complete sympathy and harmony with your purpose. There are people in your life who want to distract you, DON’T listen to those people instead listen to only those people who have an interest in your SUCCESS.
Close friends and relatives, while not meaning to do so, often cripple one’s plans through “opinions” and sometimes through ridicule, which is meant to be humorous. Thousands of men and women carry inferiority complexes with them all through life because some well-meaning, but ignorant, person destroyed their confidence through “opinions” or ridicule. You have a brain and mind of your own. Use it and reach your own decisions. If you need facts or information from other people to enable you to reach decisions, as you probably will in many instances, acquire these facts or secure the information you need quietly, without disclosing your purpose. We now live in the age of the internet, if you are looking for information you will find a multitude of it. Unfortunately it will be of many and varied opinions, stick to the information that serves you and your purpose.
Those who reach DECISIONS promptly and definitely, know what they want — and generally get it. The Leaders in almost every walk of life DECIDE quickly and firmly. That is the major reason why they are Leaders. The world has the habit of making room for the individual whose words and actions show that they know where they are going. INDECISION is a habit which typically begins in youth. The habit takes on permanency as the youth goes through graded school, high school, and even through college, without DEFINITENESS OF PURPOSE. This is one of the major weaknesses of our educational system is that does not teach or even encourage the habit of DEFINITE DECISION. 98% of those in the work force today, are in the positions they hold, because they lack Definiteness of Decision and the knowledge of how to choose an employer. So they simply took the first job that they found.
So here’s the question. Have you truly DECIDED to have Success? Have you made the decision to be Financially Free? Financial Independence, Riches and a Desirable Business are Not within the reach of the individual who refuses to EXPECT, PLAN and DEMAND these RESULTS!
As an assignment I want you to create a vivid detailed image of one thing you would love to do if money was not an issue. When you start to create these vivid powerful images, it’s going to keep you going. It will help you continue to build your business and your life. After all that is truly what you want are the memories and experiences with the people that you love, the money is simply a vehicle to get you there.
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