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How to Make Powerful Decisions

Personal Development & Spirituality -

How to Make Powerful Decisions

“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

Back in May, I announced my big decision to move away from the DC area to Hawaii, one of my favorite places in the whole world. Yet, even after making this decision, I procrastinated on actually taking ACTION on my relocation plans. I kept asking myself, am I really going to do this?! Fear and doubt plagued my mind even after I officially decided that I was ready to make the move. It was only a couple weeks ago that I finally bought a ONE-WAY ticket to Honolulu, Hawaii. I’m excited that October 26, 2013 will be the first day of my new island life!

Has this ever happened to you? You make a decision and then feel scared to actually follow through with it?

You may have made a decision in your head or even written it down in your journal or put it on your vision board. Whether it’s moving to another city, finding your dream job, starting your business or pursuing a new relationship, for some reason you just haven’t made any progress since then. But maybe you’re getting clear that NOW is the time to make good on that promise to yourself.

Your next step is to take a specific ACTION to get you on the path to achieving your goal. It’s not going to be easy, but the only way you’re ever going to make progress is with consistency. Here’s how…

Challenge Yourself to Think Less and Do More

It’s easy to get lost in your thoughts and plans and “research” (come on now, how many Google searches do you really need to do?), but you won’t achieve ANY of your goals by daydreaming alone. You will need to take some powerful action to get there! Success won’t just fall into your lap, no matter how much you wish for the easy button. Trust yourself enough to believe that the decision you’ve made is the right one. And then give yourself permission to make it happen.

Remember That Baby Steps are Still Steps

Your big dream may be a lofty, multi-year goal, which can feel daunting given where you are right now. But it doesn’t have to be so bad when you plan things out day by day in small, manageable tasks. Keep the bigger picture in mind, but break it down into baby steps you can take consistently. That way, when you achieve your small daily goals, you’ll build momentum without getting overwhelmed.

Believe Success is Possible for You (Even if You’ve Failed in the Past)

Most importantly, you need to believe in yourself. Many of us are literally afraid of success. We FEAR our own brilliance, which leads us to put off action toward our dreams indefinitely. The fear may never fully go away, but the truth that you CAN do this will eventually prevail in your mind. Don’t allow years to go by without even trying. Promise yourself that you will take action on your decision to do something extraordinary with your life. After that, all that’s left is for you to enjoy the journey!

Leave a comment below: What part of your life do you need to take action on right now? Tell me what goal you’re ready to get working on. I’d love to hear about where YOU know you need to go next!

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Rosetta Thurman is the Founder of Happy Black Woman, a supportive community that empowers women to create their ideal lives through personal development and entrepreneurship. Join thousands of women who have completed the only online course that gives you all the tools you need to get unstuck, set clear goals and rediscover who you truly are. Learn more about my 31 Days to Reset Your Life program here.

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