Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Mervyn Drury Casey, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Posted: 2018-01-08

Chapter 8 Decision


The Seventh Step toward Riches

How many Decisions do you make in a day? Have you ever thought about the consequences of those decisions? The alarm clock wakes you up; do you get up or snooze? If you get up generally your day starts well and continues in the same vein with achieving your to-do-list. If however you snooze, you over sleep which means you start to rush. You become angry and aggressive, you miss breakfast, and you are late for that first meeting because of traffic. It goes on and on. Because of your bad decision and attitude you achieve very little.

Much of our habit of decision making goes back to our childhood. Our parents decided on the clothes we wore, how many time we changed and what we ate for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Most of these decisions were based on their preferences and likes and dislikes. To give you an example, Pumpkin was considered in England to be fit for only animal fodder. It was not until I came to Australia that I found it was a very tasty and nutritious vegetable which could be cooked in many different ways.

We must therefore consider on what we base our decisions. In Ecclesiastes 11:3-4 “When clouds are heavy, the rains come down. Whether a tree falls north or south, it stays where it falls. Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest.” The second part of this verse gives examples of Procrastination. Procrastination is the opposite of decision. It can be stated and I quote “Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy”. Wayne Gretzky . During much of my life I was a procrastinator, often loosing opportunities due to listening to other people’s opinions and not relying on facts and my own instincts.

Since joining Mentoring For Free and reading “Think and Grow Rich”, participating and speaking up on the calls my whole world of Decision making has changed. My decisions are made quickly and definitely, other people’s opinions do not even form part of the process. People who I have chosen to be part of my Master Mind Group are consulted to obtain specialised knowledge and once the decision is made it is acted upon immediately.

I believe the following and I quote “A wise man makes his own decisions; an ignorant man follows the public opinion. Grantland Rice. Henry Ford was judged by many of his contemporises as an obstinate, uneducated man who did not accept the opinion of those around him. Whatever he was he built a vast automobile industry and amassed a great fortune by his decisions.

Thank you Michael and Linda for the Decision to go ahead with Mentoring For Free even though so called Gurus advised against it and it continual development.

“How you do anything is how you do everything”

Mervyn Drury

Casey, Australian Capital Territory, Australia