Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Ryan McChesney Tampa, Florida, United States

Posted: 2017-03-01

Chapter 8

Decision

 

Decisions, decisions. Everyday you make a decision. You make a decision to get out of bed, to eat breakfast, go to work, etc. Everything we do, or don't do, we make a decision, whether we know about it or not. Then why do some people cringe and panic over making a decision, while others make a decision with confidence and certainty?

 

Hill states, “Analysis of several hundred people who had accumulated fortunes well beyond the million dollar mark, disclosed the fact that every one of them had the habit of REACHING DECISIONS PROMPTLY, and of changing these decisions SLOWLY, if, and when they were changed. People who fail to accumulate money, without exception, have the habit of reaching decisions, IF AT ALL, very slowly, and of changing these decisions quickly and often.”

 

Now it makes sense. Most of the time, the people who make a decision with confidence and certainty aren't afraid to make that decision and change it slowly if needed. Do they know if their decision will work out? No. They are making the decision based on their sixth sense, and know that everything happens for a reason.

 

As I was growing up, I always went with the flow and didn't really like making the decisions, unless it came to baseball (the game I loved to play). Fast forward to now and after reading and masterminding this amazing book, I have gotten better about making decisions quickly and promptly. Because, like Michael preaches here at MFF, “We are taught how to think, not what to think.”

 

Ryan McChesney

Tampa, Florida