Life is the result of the choices and decisions we make. Some decisions are difficult to make, and we tend to put off or avoid deciding for fear of making the ‘wrong’ decision.
However, not deciding is often worse than making the wrong decision. Being stuck at indecision robs us of the possibilities that a decision may bring.
Perhaps the first decision is to decide whether a decision needs to make now, or it can wait. But deciding is only the first step.
Question: Five frogs are sitting on a log. Four decided to jump off. How many are left?
Why? The math is simple, but reality is more complicated.
Deciding to act isn’t the same as taking the action. And if a decision is not followed through with action, what good does it do? For a decision to be effective and meaningful, it must also encompass a commitment to a course of action towards a desired outcome or goal.
To be or not to be? To do or not to do? To stay or to leave?
Simply decide, commit, and act. It is through actions that decision takes effect and make an impact.
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too.”~William Hutchison Murray