50 Words to Your Dreams: Chapter 21: Decisions by Michael George Knight

Chapter 21: Decisions


Decisions, decisions, decisions. With each passing moment we are confronted with small little choices in life. What to do, where to go, what to think about, what to say, what to focus on, what to eat, what to watch, etc etc. It never ends. It’s the same way our thoughts coming and going through our mind thousands of times a day. We make thousands of little choices a day which at the end of the day, looking back, those choices make our day what it is. Compound that by 365 days and your year is made up by hundreds of thousands of small decisions you made along the way. We barely give any conscious thought to these small choices and let our subconscious mind make decisions for us in our life. The small daily decisions we make over time build up to be our life and our life right at this moment in time is the result of past decisions made or not made.



You paint your life with the decisions you make. Full stop, end of story. In other words you create your future life with the current decisions you make right now, as your life right life is a result of the accumulation of your past decisions. Take your body for example. Your current temple is a reflection of the choices you made with food and exercise. Your future body temple in 3 years will be the reflection of the total small decisions you make in 3 years relating to food and exercise. Going through life on autopilot with no dreams, goals or plans, you drift going anywhere and nowhere in particular and arriving at a place that is anywhere from your best version of yourself.


To harness the power of decision making and steer you on course to fulfil your dreams requires an honest look into self-introspection. Using the body as example again, one we can all understand because we have one. Have you ever tried to lose weight? Have you ever got close to your goal weight then found yourself drifting and heavier than you have ever been? Have you ever stopped weighing yourself only to jump on the scales again to realize you put on all the weight you lost and more? What were the reasons behind this up and down yoyo?


If your plan is to lose weight. Step 1 is first make a genuine decision that you are serious about your health and body happiness. If you are unhealthy and overweight chances are you aren’t truly happy with your body. Step 2 is to find out the ideal body weight you want to be and the number of lbs or kgs you need to lose to hit your ideal body weight. Next is to give a date to the goal date and make a decision you will do what it takes to reach your goal by that date. Don’t be like the average people who say I want to lose some weight, or I want to lose 10kg. Become a conscious decision maker and goal hitter. Step 3. You have the numbers, where are you on the scales, where you want to be and by when. Step 4. You break the goal done into how much weight do you need to lose each week and each month. Step 5. Break down the actions steps you need to take, exercise (x) many hours a week. Eat (x) of fat, protein and carbs.


Step 6. Make a decision to take massive action on your goal and do the work required to see through. Along the journey to weight loss you will encounter hundreds of times that required you to say yes and no to foods, exercise, moods, people, etc. By first making the DECISION that your health and body is your number 1 goal, not you’re 5th goal. You will automatically make the correct small decisions subconsciously due to making the strong conscious decision earlier. You will stay on the path to goal achievement by harnessing the power of making a definite decision in your life.



With the power to choose also comes the power NOT to choose. You have to power right now to make new decisions and change the direction of your life. You can change your whole life by consciously deciding to shake off your old decisions and make new choices in your life. You can choose to wake up at 4am everyday, you could. You could quit your job and start a new one, you could. You can choose to break it off with your partner and find a new one, you could. You can choose to turn the TV off and build a side business, you could. You can choose your way through life, you could. BUT YOU WON’T AND DON’T. We live out our days by the past choices that accumulated to our present reality. You can begin this year to radically shed yourself of everything and become a different person. Consciously choose to shed yourself of disempowering thoughts that hold you back in life and choose to really love yourself and do what you can to create the best version of yourself. The power of free will is the power of choice and it is in you every minute of everyday to use it. Go ahead and paint your life the way you want by making strong conscious decisions.



  • A man without decision can never be said to belong to himself. (John W. Foster)
  • 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)
  • A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion. (Chinese Proverb)
  • All-important or difficult decisions must be made on paper. (Anthony Robbins)
  • An unsettled mind is helpless. Indecision makes an unsettled mind. Most individuals lack the willpower to reach decisions promptly, and to stand by than after they have been made, even during normal business conditions. (Napoleon Hill)
  • At each moment, a person is free to choose what he or she will do and be. (Rollo May)
  • Become aware of the conscious choices we make in every moment. (Deepak Chopra)
  • Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our growth and our freedom. (Viktor E. Frankl)
  • But until a person can say deeply and honestly, “I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday,” that person cannot say, “I choose otherwise.” (Stephen R. Covey)
  • Choice determines direction…Decision determines destiny. (Doug Firebaugh)
  • Choose action, not rest.Choose truth, not fantasy. Choose a smile, not a frown. Choose love, not animosity. Choose the good in life in all things, and choose the opportunity as well as the chance to work when springtime smiles on your life. (Jim Rohn)
  • Choose the positive. You have choice, you are master of your attitude, choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success. (Bruce Lee)
  • Decide what you want and then act like it’s impossible to fail. (Brian Tracy)
  • Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free. (PaulTillich)
  • Decision making can sometimes seem like inner civil war. (Jim Rohn)
  • Decisions will be made in the next few years which will set our course and direction for decades to come.The choice now being placed before the human community are enormous, and tomorrow’s choices will be even more momentous as our options. (Neale Donald Walsch)
  • Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. (Winston Churchill)
  • Even not choosing is a choice. You cannot escape making choices, everything is a decision, a choice.(Jack Collis)
  • Every single choice you have ever made in your life has brought you to this exact moment, reading this exact sentence. (Unknown)
  • Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want a different result, make a different choice. (Unknown)
  • Everything you do is based on the choices you make. It’s not your parents, your past relationships,you job, the economy, the weather, an argument, or your age that is to blame.You and only you are responsible for every decision and choice you make, period.(Brenda Slavin)
  • Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny. (Aristotle)
  • I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. (Stephen R. Covey)
  • If you truly decide to,you can do almost anything. (Anthony Robbins)
  • In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. (Theodore Roosevelt)
  • In life you have a choice: Bitter or Better? Choose better, forget bitter. (Nick Vujicic)
  • In my study of achievers I have found that the difference between the great and the mediocre is one thing: The willingness to make a decision. (Danny Cox, a former supersonic test pilot)
  • In the absence of an outside force, or a definite decision on your part to do something different,you’ll keep on doing very much the same thing indefinitely. (Brian Tracy)
  • It is important to remember that each and every one of the choices we make during these moments of decision charts a path leading to some future destination. Just as the sum total of our past decisions has led us to our current circumstances, the decisions we make today will lead us to the rewards or regrets of the future.(Jim Rohn)
  • It is not what happens to you in life that makes the difference. It is how you react to each circumstance you encounter that determines the result. Every human being in the same situation has the possibilities of choosing how he will react-either positively or negatively. (R.H. Schuller)
  • It’s far better to make a wrong decision than to not make one at all. (Jim Rohn)
  • Know that it’s your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny. (Anthony Robbins)
  • Life is made up of the small choices you make from moment to moment. (Mark Divine)
  • Life rewards action, make careful decisions and then pull the trigger. (Phillip McGraw)
  • Long-term thinking improves short-term decision making. (Brian Tracy)
  • Making a true decision means committing to achieving a result, and then cutting yourself off from any other possibility. (Anthony Robbins)
  • No one else can live your life for you, no one else can make decisions for you and no one else really cares about you more than you do about yourself. (Donald Carty)
  • No puts distance between you and the wrong influence. (Jim Rohn)
  • Once you make a decision,the universe conspires to make it happen. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • One of the hardest decisions you will ever have to make is whether to stay and try harder or just take your memories and walk away. (Unknown)
  • Our future is generated by the choices we are making in every moment of our life. (Deepak Chopra)
  • Our perspective is always our choice. (Kyle Maynard)
  • People too often forget that it is your own choice how you want to spend the rest of your life.(Unknown)
  • People who make decisions go to the top. Those who fail to make decisions go nowhere. (Bob Proctor)
  • Procrastination, the opposite of decision, is a common enemy which practically every man must conquer. (Napoleon Hill)
  • Restrict yourself to choice and refusal; and exercise them carefully, with discipline and detachment. (Epictetus)
  • Saying “no” is better than saying “yes” to some-thing you don’t want to do, or to someone you don’t want to be with. (Jim Rohn)
  • Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever. (Keri Russell)
  • Successful people don’t make the right decisions. They make their decisions right. (Elliott Hulse)
  • Talent is a gift but character is a choice. We create character with every choice. (John C. Maxwell)
  • That the reason why your life is going the way it is going is because of the choices you are making today right now in your life. (Unknown)
  • The 3 C’s of life:Choices, Chances, Changes. You must make the choice, to take a chance, if you want anything in life to change. (Unknown)
  • The development of a sound philosophy prepares us for making sound decisions. Like the architect, we must learn to see in our minds the result we wish to achieve, and then go to work on building a solid foundation to support this vision. Once the vision is clearly defined and the foundation has been firmly established, then the choices required to complete the structure are easily and wisely made. (Jim Rohn)
  • The first step to getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are. (Bob Proctor)
  • The greatest moment is when you decide, decision changes everything. (Douglas Vermeeren)
  • The moment you make a decision to raise your standards, be prepared to have your circle get smaller.(Patrick Bet-David)
  • The more you love your decisions, the less you need others to love them. (Bob Proctor)
  • The value of decisions depends upon the courage required to render them. The great decisions, which served as the foundation of civilization, were reached by assuming great risks, which often meant the possibility of death. (Napoleon Hill)
  • There are two ingredients to make everyday a master piece, decisions and disciplines; they are two sides of the same coin. Goal setting and goal getting. (John C.Maxwell)
  • There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. (Denis Waitley)
  • Think 100 times before you take a decision, but once that decision is taken, stand by it as one man. (Muhammad Ali Jinnah)
  • Those who reach decisions promptly and definitely know what they want, and generally get it. (Napoleon Hill)
  • Time plays a role in almost every decision. And some decisions define your attitude about time. (John Cale)
  • Two roads diverged in the woods, and I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference. (Robert Frost)
  • Unsuccessful people make decisions bases on their current situations. Successful people make decisions based on where they want to be. (Unknown)
  • We are both burdened and blessed by the great responsibility of free will the power of choice. Our future is determined, in large part, by the choices we make now. We cannot always control our circumstances, but we can and do choose our response to whatever arises. Reclaiming the power of choice, we find the courage to live fully in the world. (Dan Millman)
  • We are free up to the point of choice, then the choice controls the chooser. (Mary Crowley)
  • We cannot lead a choiceless life. Every day, every moment, every second, there is a choice. I fit were not so, we would not be individuals. (Ernest Holmes)
  • We created our circumstances by our past choices. (Jim Rohn)
  • We make most of our choices unconsciously and we don’t think they are choices, they are. (Deepak Chopra)
  • What is important in your life is what you decide is important and this decision will indelibly create who you are. (Neale Donald Walsch)
  • Whatever decision you make is the only one you could make, otherwise you would make a different one.Everything we do we choose, so what is there to regret? You are the person you choose to be. (Paul Arden)
  • With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either on opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose. (Unknown)
  • You are free to decide what you do from this moment onward. (Brian Tracy)
  • You are only one decision away from a totally different life.(Unknown)
  • You are the architect of your life despite circumstances, it is ultimately our choices that determine our future. (Gavin Nascimento)
  • You are the designer of your destiny. You are the author. You write the story. The pen is in your hand,and the outcome is whatever you choose. (Lisa Nichols)
  • You are what you choose today, not what you’ve chosen before. (Wayne Dyer)
  • You can’t make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable. (Deepak Chopra)
  • You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. (Jane Goodall)
  • You cannot make progress without making decisions. (Jim Rohn)
  • You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. (Dr. Seuss)
  • You must spend time alone with your thoughts. Decisions arrived at in managed solitude have a habit of being 100 percent right. (David Schwartz)
  • You’ve got to decide where you’re going. Once you decide where you’re going, that direction will determine your decisions in life. (Dexter Yager)
  • Your entire life is about choices. You control the choices you make. That is a position of power, not victim hood. (Larry Winget)
  • Your life is a result of the choices you make. If you don’t like your life, it’s time to start making better choices. Our ability to choose is the greatest power we possess. (Unknown)

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