Here is one more note that will help you continue exercising your decision-making muscles.
I was talking with a colleague who specializes in Human Resources, and as such she speaks to groups of individuals who are “thinking about” or have expressed an interest in changing careers, industries, or jobs. You probably know someone in this category – and if we get down to brass tacks, you probably know someone who has been thinking about making a change in their life for YEARS!
There can be lots of reasons why people don’t move forward with what they say they want to do but according to my colleague the biggest reason she sees over and over is that they haven’t made two fundamental decisions:
1) I am leaving where I am
2) I will do this now (or at a certain, specific date.)
Without making both of these specific decisions, most often, the change and the desire to make one, stays floating on the horizon.
In the example above the statements relate to leaving a job but they are equally applicable to any change you desire to bring into your life, for example:
a. I will learn new relationship skills.
b. I will manage my finances / get out of debt.
c. I will improve my health.
Along with jobs and career, these are three areas of life where people often desire to make changes, but somehow don’t get around to making them. How about you?