CHAPTER 8 DECISION: THE MASTERY
The threat of the irate Governor (Gage) forced the two men
to reach another decision, equally as dangerous. They (Samuel
Adams and John Hancock) hurriedly called a secret meeting of
their staunchest followers. (Here the Master Mind began to take
on momentum). After the meeting, had been called to order,
Adams locked the door, placed the key in his pocket, and
informed all present that it was imperative that a Congress of
the Colonists be organized, and that NO MAN SHOULD LEAVE THE
ROOM UNTIL THE DECISION FOR SUCH A CONGRESS HAD BEEN REACHED.
By that DECISION (made by 56 men in 1776) came into existence
a nation destined to bring to mankind forever, the privilege
of making DECISIONS.
We have a gift which many in the world does not have. The gift
is the right and opportunity to made decisions. The power which
gave this nation its freedom, is the self-same power that must
be used by every individual who becomes self-determining.
Hill wrote, “This POWER is made up of the principles described
in this book. It will not be difficult to detect, in the story
of the Declaration of Independence, at least six of these
principles; DESIRE, DECISION, FAITH, PERSISTENCE, THE MASTER
MIND, and ORGANIZED PLANNING.” The eternal laws of nature are
readily available to everyone who has the faith and the courage
to use them.
The biggest handicap which most people have is the one between
their ears. Many are mentally closing their mind, heart and spirit
with paralyzes of indecision or the slow death of weak commitment
to a decision, easily distracted by family, friends, media, and
The real shame is that most schools, colleges and places of learning
do not compel and give instructions in the habit of making decision.
The habit of indecision follows most people into to the workforce,
where 98% just settle for a job, just any job.
I am so grateful that here in Mentoring for Free I can participate
in a mastermind which has given me keys to the door. Just as Samuel
Adam lock the door those many years ago, which changed the world, I
can lock the door to “opinions” of others, the chatter of the media,
and “gossips” of the neighbors. Here, I have learned how to think,
not just what to think.
Thank you, to Michael Dlouhy and Linda Dlouhy for the vision you had
to create Mentoring for Free. Thanks to Bob Shoaf for the encouragement
you give weekly. Thanks to each of you who participate on the calls
with your brilliant insight. A special thanks to each person who
downloads Success in 10 Steps and allows me share their dreams.