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Procrastination and the Art of Making Decisions

Published on 9/22/2015
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The Seventh Step toward Riches

Today our lives are made of a continual stream of decisions both in our personal life and also our business life. Some are positive but if we are not careful negativity creeps in and wrong decisions are made. The best decisions are those that are made quickly and not changed by pressure from family, outside sources or opinion. Dreams, thoughts and ideas all require decisions, is it good or bad, will it add value to the business, personal life or the market place.

We are told that Decision is the opposite of procrastination; further that where procrastination is present, riches very rarely are achieved. Procrastinating on a dream or idea often results particularly, if others are told about it, someone else will action the idea and enjoys the riches.

‘Decision’ may be defined as “the act of or need for making up one's mind:” This fits in well with what Hill is telling us.

For much of my life being a green personality, I was prone to procrastination and many of my ideas were acted on by others because I openly spoke of my dreams and ideas but also did not take action but spent time seeking all the facts whilst others acted. When the time came to make a decision; and take action that had already been taken by others and passed off as their idea. Occasionally though I did not procrastinate and dreams were accomplished, but I did not learn. It is only since joining mentoring for Free and following the System that my decisions are becoming more decisive but I still have much to learn.

The great entrepreneurs like Henry Ford and Andrew Carnie were often accused of being obstinate, because of their refusal to bow to “advice” from their friends and staff. Henry Ford’s refusal to change the design of the model “T” Ford is a prime example. Would earlier change of design have netted for Ford the fortune he made by not changing, I think not?

How do you make decisions? So many people base their decisions on opinion and not facts. Advice from family and friends can be a big influence where people do devoid their business from personal affairs. I used to listen to opinion but these days that has changed and decisions are made on facts and figures which have been evaluated via a harmonious Master Mind Group and well organized plans.

After reading STS several times, I finally realized there was need to change my whole approach to the Business and made a decision to change and learn from those who were more versed in the MLM Business and successful for many years.

I did not follow through and failed to use the System thinking that I could take short cuts and speed up progress. This does not work; each step must be completed before proceeding to the next. Self talk becomes crucial and not just a few times but close to 1000 times per day to really change our mind set from negative to positive. I never did Activity Reports, recently I changed this and things began to change. Then I stopped and again found I was floundering because I was not accountable. How can people help you if they do not have the facts? How can they advise on your decisions?

Towards the end of last year I made a DECISION to be all in, I was not previously, this meaning doing self talk religiously daily, submitting Activity Reports, together with admitting that I need help to obtain the Specialized Knowledge to apply modern technology to my advertising.

The 30 Day Mental Cleanse is another area where I had to change my thinking. I had to produce lessons, not just before the call, but well in advance. I had to read as many lessons as possible before the call and most importantly speak up on the Calls, for my insight could assist someone else who is struggling. I now attend as many of the calls as possible, normally all ten, the only one I general miss is the 9.00pm Saturday night call since due to the time differences I am usually in church. I do however listen to the recording or the back office recording.

Reading Tuula’s lesson of the three men really highlighted to me the three types of decisions. I quote, “The first man could not see any further than his pick.  The second man could not see any further than his Friday paycheck.  The third man looked beyond his tools and his wages to the Ultimate end that he was serving.  
He knew where that stone was going.  Which one are you? I was number one but now I am aiming to be number three by helping more people acheiv what they want rather than pursuing what I want.

Thank you Michael and Linda for your encouragement and belief in each and everyone of us, I am beginning to believe in myself. Thank you all the Mentors who give of their time and knowledge and to all the Members of this Master Mind group for your insights and encouragement each week.

Mervyn Drury

Canberra, ACT, Australia

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