Nathan Grimes Lubbock, TX, USA
CHAPTER 8 DECISION: THE MASTERY OF PROCRASTINATION
On Thursday I had to take Connie to the doctor. After
examining her and being concerned she could have
pneumonia, the doctor had a chest x-ray done. The
doctor ordered a breathing treatment. It determined
Connie had an upper respiratory infection and was
prescribed an antibiotic to take for the next ten days.
We are blessed by living in a community which has
a medical school and great teaching hospitals. The
school has great doctors who serve as instructors, many
who decide to give up private practice in order to mentor
future doctors. I have been inspired by the decision made
by those young men and women who have made the choice
to serve the needs of other. An important lesson from these
young doctors was the method on which they honed their skills,
“See One, Do One, Teach One”. We use this method here at
MFF, “Hear One, Do one, and Teach one” in making our calls.
You may be wandering what this has to do with this chapter. I
think it has everything to with this lesson. Each of them had to
make many decisions, what school to attended, in which field of
medicine to practice, how much will the cost be and what will they
have to give up in exchange to reach their goal. How many who
started down this road to hit the WALL OF INDECISION or
PROCRASTINATION and give up on their dreams.
Each of us have to make decisions and it is extremely important
how we make those decisions. Mr. Hill states, “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.”
Maybe it would be good if life gave is the magic bottle of success,
with all the conditions, warnings, and disclosures, like that which
comes with every prescription. Oh, that is exactly what this chapter
does. Here is a list of disclosures and warnings:
LACK OF DECISION was near the head of the list of the 30 major causes of FAILURE.
PROCRASTINATION is a common enemy which practically every man must conquer.
The majority of people who fail to accumulate money sufficient for their needs, are, generally, easily influenced by the “opinions” of others.
Avoid TOO MUCH talking, and TOO LITTLE listening. Keep your eyes and ears wide open—and you mouth closed.
With every decision will come risk, have the courage to believe in yourself.
If not for the courage of the founding fathers to make decisions
promptly and stand by them, we would not enjoy the freedom we
have today. What a benefit we have, the power which gave this
country its freedom, is the self-same power we can and must use
for our self-determining.
I decide to give up my citizenship in the nation of procrastination
and live the country of DEFINITENESS OF DECISION to make my
stake for ECONOMIC FREEDOM.
As always thanks to everyone at MFF and may God bless.
Lubbock, TX USA