When you make an absolute decision, you can realize any dream.
Whether it’s a decision to lose weight, save money, build a business, or something else. The goal itself doesn’t matter—it can be big, small, or anything in-between.
What matters is your decision.
You see, when you make an absolute decision you unblock yourself. You strip away doubts and fears. You step willingly into the unknown with open arms and say, “My mind is made up. I’m going to get/achieve/experience (insert thing). I’m here. I’m ready. I’m willing. And I’m not going to stop until I get what I came for.”
Here are 3 reasons why you need to make an absolute decision to reach every goal you set:
1.) An absolute decision removes excusesWhen you make an absolute decision you unblock yourself. You strip away doubts and fears. You step willingly into the unknown with open arms and say, "My mind is made up. I'm going to get/achieve/experience (insert thing)." -… Click To Tweet
Imagine this scenario: You’re $15,000 in debt, and you’ve long dreamed of the day you could pay off your credit cards. Every month when you make your minimum payments, you think, “It’s going to be SO freeing when I don’t have these payments anymore!“
Then, life continues as usual. You get your daily latte, eat out a few times a week, and splurge on expensive shoes. And then as the end of the month rolls around again, and you groan about making your payments.
This process continues until you’re so fed up, you decide to change your situation. In other words, you make an absolute decision to change your circumstance. You say to yourself, “I’m done with this. I’m tired of these payments. I don’t want to be in debt anymore. So I’m going to create a plan for how to climb out of this hole starting today.“
That absolute decision leads you to series of steps you can take to free yourself from debt include:
- 1.) Review financial records to date and follow your money
- 2.) Figure out where you are spending unnecessarily
- 3.) Determine where to cut back
- 4.) Create a budget to follow
- 5.) Pay of your debt in a 12-month period
You stick to your budget, and exactly one year later are debt-free.
When you make an absolute decision to do something, you remove all excuses. You stop procrastinating. You get started right away. And you work with what you’ve got, as opposed to waiting for your circumstances to change. As a result, you eventually achieve your goal.
2.) An absolute decision creates action
Have you ever heard the quote, “Thoughts become things“?
Chances are you have, but in the off chance you haven’t here’s a quick overview: Everything in the universe is made up of energy, your thoughts included. The more you think about a particular goal, dream, idea, etc., the more similar-minded thoughts surface. All of these thoughts have the potential to become physical realities or “things” pending on how serious you are about them.
However, the keyword there is “potential“.
For example, let’s say you want to become healthier. Perhaps you have ongoing thoughts about what kind of meals you should eat, how often you should work out, why you should cut fast food out of your diet, and so forth. But, without making an absolute decision to be healthier, your thoughts will just be thoughts.
Thoughts don’t become things until you make an ABSOLUTE decision to bring those thoughts to fruition. In other words, you take action.
Using the example above, once you make an absolute decision to become healthier, here are some immediate actions you might take:
- 1.) Sign up for a gym membership
- 2.) Create a daily workout schedule
- 3.) Cut out all fast food and soda
- 4.) Commit to clean eating
- 5.) Hire a fitness coach
Your absolute decision to get healthy leads to an abundance of actions you can take—immediately—to realize this dream.
3.) An absolute decision leaves no room for alternatives
There is no “plan B” when you make an absolute decision. Your decision is final and there is no room for alternatives.
As an example, let’s say you decide to become a best-selling author. You begin writing immediately—and as often as you can. In addition to managing your own blog, you also freelance for other publications, and self-publish a book. Your first book doesn’t become a bestseller, in fact, it barely sells 10 copies. But, that doesn’t stop you. You made a decision to realize this dream, and you refuse to stop until it happens.
Eventually, you find your stride, continue to publish books, and become a best-selling author. Now, this doesn’t mean you control HOW your decision will manifest into physical form (that’s the domain of the Universe). What it means is you don’t quit until your dreams have been realized.
What absolute decision do you need to make in your life? Let me know in the comments below.