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

Posted: 2018-04-29

Chapter 8 Decision


The Seventh Step toward Riches

When considering this chapter I thought about my Decisions and decided to look at the Oxford Dictionary definition, “A conclusion or resolution reached after consideration”.

Hill tells us that Decision is the opposite of Procrastination. What causes us to procrastinate; I believe it is the seeking of other people’s opinion or approval, which leads in the end to the following outcomes. We change our decision to be in line with popular trends, we make a decision which leads to negative action or we do nothing. Whichever one of these we choose ends up in failure and frustration, also possibly leading to us giving up on our dreams.

If we consider the definition above, basing our consideration on known facts, then our decision has a sound foundation and allows us to make positive and executable actions which move us forward to the resolution of a problem, or conclusion of a goal.

In the past I used to listen to opinion from many sources which lead to non action or loose of friends. This was particularly true in my teenage years when I was becoming influenced by the opposite sex. In those days I did a lot of swimming and played Water Polo. Both were competitive sports and we had a large number of female supporters. I was not allowed to mix with them freely and as such my social skills did not develop due to this decision by my Parents. Their decision being based on their opinion of the class of people, making up the female following, and not the facts regarding the people. It has taken many years to really overcome this lack of social skills, much being due to what I have learnt through Mentoring For Free.

These days I listen little to opinion in making decisions, basing decisions I make on known facts my  own knowledge and the specialised knowledge of others who I call my Master Mind. Had I listened to opinions I would not have persevered within the Network Marketing Environment, probably jumped from company to company and finally quit. Instead I considered the facts, learnt from my failures and made a decision never to quit.

Mervyn Drury

Casey, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.