Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Sharon Valentine Houston, Texas, United States

Posted: 2016-04-19

Chapter 8 – Decision

Napoleon Hill says: “…every [successful person] 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.“  When you make a quick decision, you look at all your options, make the decision and move on.  Procrastinators work on churning ideas around and around taking away energy that can be used for actions and making other decisions.   Quick decision makers also have more time because the work is done, and they don’t have that decision on the to-do list anymore.  They sleep better at night without a cluttered mind keeping them awake.

Being a technical person, I feel a need to analyze every detail before making a decision – from buying a car to ordering dinner in a restaurant.  I need to make the right choice or I will be missing out on something.  But since I’ve been part of this mastermind group, I’m making decisions quicker using my gut feeling more.  And when I use my feelings to make a decision, it works out great.  I can close that chapter and move onto the next.  It’s a relief that the decision has been made.

And after that decision is made, use that momentum to take action on it.  Mr. Hill tell us:  “Tell the world what you intend to do, but first show them.“  Get up 15 minutes early to take a walk.  Choose salad instead of fries with your lunch. Read before bed instead of watching TV.  A decision remains a recommendation until action is taken.  Take action after making a decision, and let your actions speak for themselves.

Sharon Valentine

Houston, TX