Thursday, February 26, 2009

Don't just hope ...DECIDE!

Don't just hope ...DECIDE!

Author Steven Covey reminds us that we are all in the habit of responding to others.

We live with constant stimulus around us every day. Intentions are always influenced by stimulus. Within each of us, between the stimulus and our response is a space.

In that space lies our choice which is influenced by other people and ourselves.

We often begin with good intentions, but self-doubt and the influence of others cause the results to be much different from the intentions.

Most people are products of their intentions rather than their decisions. In other words, there are more good intentions that never happen than there are great decisions with real results.

Do you want to make a positive change in your life and in the lives of others?

If so you must make some decisions that will take you out of your comfort zone. And you must follow through with those decisions NO MATTER WHAT.

After you begin your change, you will have to re-decide ... again and again and again.

Believe in yourself. "I can persist in spite of inevitable setbacks or negative feedback."

Don't allow others to influence your decisions. You alone must develop your vision, passion, discipline and willpower. It's your life, your goal and your decision. Don't just hope ... DECIDE.

"He who has a real why can live with any how." Steven Covey

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