3 Steps To Longer Lasting Decisions

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How To Make More Definite Decisions

How many times have you looked up and asked yourself, “If I knew then what I knew now my life would be completely different today.

I believe we all could probably say this to ourselves but why live in regret even just a little?

I heard it best said from my life coach, “look at your life today and that’s what you’re committed to.” Even if you say you desire more money, or to connect with your soul mate, or to create a better relationship with your spouse, all you have to do is look at your results today and that is what you’re committed to.

I heard some insights yesterday what I believe will assist me in staying on track with decisions I make today much more than ever before and I wanted to share them with you.

The Power of Priorities

One reason I’ve found I didn’t hit targets in my personal, spiritual or business life is that I hadn’t set priorities. Everything else tends to get in the way of your desired experiences or outcomes when you haven’t set something as a priority.

Such as:

  • meditation
  • morning exercise
  • eating right
  • building a business

Example 1: A person says they desire a home based business that will provide them the freedom from their 9 to 5 job. However every day they allow something to get into the way of taking action and building that business. Whether it’s attending trainings or doing the daily disciplines that lead to their desired results things always get in the way.

Example 2: You decide you want to become more healthy by eating right and exercising however you find yourself surrounded by bad food choices, going to bed late, therefor waking up late and not exercising. This effects you meditating first thing in the morning so it also affects your spiritual life.

A priority could be considered your primary choice. However there is a secondary choice that supports your primary choice.

The Power of Choice

Achieving consciousness based on outcome is a hard way to live. It’s a good way to learn though. I know because I’ve done it so much in the past and still continue to dance with that shadow today. I say dance because I’m much more aware of it today than I was yesterday.

The choices we make today impacts our lifestyle of tomorrow. However do you really live with that mindset?  Once you’ve made something a priority making the choice to stick with it is the key. In this case we have a few choices to make.

One thing I heard yesterday:

A primary choice, like deciding to be healthy has a secondary choice that supports it. Like exercising everyday. The secondary choice is the action that is required to support the primary choice.

Consider this when you make choices about your lifestyle. There are two to be made. A primary choice and a secondary choice that supports it. It will require discipline in order to stay consistent with your secondary choice.

The Power of Discipline

Once you’ve made ________ a priority, discipline yourself to make the right choices every day.

A secondary choice is otherwise called a habit.

Discipline is the stuff that separates those who do and those who don’t. Those who end up with the results they desire and those who don’t.

As I was listening to Jeff Olson who wrote the book The Slight Edge yesterday live in Orlando and he put it so well:

  1. Show Up
  2. Be Consistent
  3. Do It With A Good Attitude

When you can commit to your secondary choice with those 3 things in mind you’ll supersede well over 70% of everyone else in your endeavors.

So what have you made a priority in your life today based on your experiences and is there anything you can do differently?

What else would you add to this list of insights?

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