Let’s talk one of the biggest things that impact your health and fitness journey…well anything in life actually. DECISIONS! I’ve always labeled myself as a horrible decision maker. Growing up, simple decisions, such as choosing an entree at a restaurant, would be almost impossible, often annoying my family while I went back and forth between my top 3 for what seemed like eternity. What if I made the wrong choice? What if I picked one, then regretted it? As I got older, I just labeled myself as a bad decision maker…with pretty much everything in life.
Here’s the thing. Decisions are the most powerful thing you have to shape your future, your destiny, your results. It’s not your circumstances, it’s not the “labels” you have put on yourself, it’s not your past.
“Man is NOT the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men.” ~Benjamin Disraeli
Decisions are powerful. “It’s a tool you can use in any moment to change your entire life. The minute you make a new decision, you set in motion a new cause, effect, direction, and destination for your life. You literally begin to change your life the moment you make a new decision. Remember that when you start feeling overwhelmed, or when you feel like you don’t have a choice, or when things are happening ‘to’ you, you can change it all if you just stop and decide to do so. Remember, 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.” ~Tony Robbins
Don’t like your lack of energy, your heath and fitness?? It’s a decision you make to change it and you start acting towards that decision to change your life.
Don’t like your job? You make the decision to change it, even if you start doing research on the side, or start that small business idea you have on the weekends, or decide to go back to school just one class at a time.
Remember, you can’t control the environment, you can’t always control what happens to you, but you can control your decisions, your actions, your mindset.
You need to make a strong decision, and then act on it immediately if you want something to change. Don’t put it off until Monday. How many times do I hear people say (and even myself), I’ll start on Monday. Tony Robbins tells us “never to leave the scene of a decision without first taking a specific action towards its realization.”
What if we fail? That’s good! That means we’ve made a decision and took action, and that isn’t failure, that is learning! That is growing! The most successful people are the ones that fail the most, because they took those chances, they made those decisions, and they acted on them. We fail, we get back up, we learn and do better.
Like I said, I’ve always labeled myself as a horrible decision maker. I don’t have to be that person if I don’t want to be. In the past few years, I’ve made some pretty big, and quick decisions that have been some of the best changes in my life. Last night at dinner, I started feeling my old self doubts of my decision making skills come back…I even asked my husband to choose my entree…then I quickly halted my self talk. “You are a decision maker” I told myself, “There are no failures or regrets. If you don’t like the Sea Bass, you will just know next time to order the Filet Mignon.”
The Sea Bass was amazing.