Kathy Calicotte Hannibal, Missouri, USA
CHAPTER 8 - DECISION
After learning that lack of decision is near the head of the list of the 30 major causes of failure, I knew I was in big trouble. I have
never been a big decision maker. Someone else in my life has always made them for me and I just went along with it. When you
are young, someone has to make them for you because you are a little kid and you need guidance, but as you grow, you should
start to make your own. Well, that never happened to me. My Mom made my decisions when I was little and then my teachers
made them for me through school and then my boss made them for me when I went to work, then my husband made them for
me when I got married. I don't even know how to make a decision!!! I am here to tell you THAT IS GOING TO CHANGE!
The first thing I started to work on was to stop letting the opinions of others matter so much to me. The second thing I started
to work on was my self confidence, I had none, the third thing is to realize that I have a brain and I need to use it. It wasn't
too hard to learn to keep my mouth closed and my eyes and ears open, I don't speak up much, never have.
Mentoring For Free is helping me with all my flaws and I am feeling more confident and I'm not paying so much attention to
what other people think or say and I am feeling better about making a decision on my own. I still need to work on opening
my mouth and speaking up on the calls. All of this is a process and I know I won't wake up tomorrow morning and be this
ultra-confident, could care less what anybody thinks, Chatty Kathy who will make decisions in a split second, BUT ........
I will be.
I love you all, thank you so much for believing in me until I truly believe in myself.