Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Martin Hall Stourbridge, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Posted: 2016-04-20

CHAPTER 8 DECISION

 

Hill tells us that those who successfully accumulate wealth are quick to make decisions and slow to change their minds. As an example he quotes the occasion when Henry Ford refused to end production of the Model T vehicle - against the "better judgement" of his mastermind group.

Well, judging by this standard I'm very bad at making decisions.

I suppose I'm a typical Green in this respect. I'm a perfectionist. I have to have ALL the information necessary to make a decision.

I have to admit that I've missed opportunities as a result of this approach.

It's unreasonable. There aren't many occaasions on which you can find ALL the information you(think) you need.By trying to find it you end up going round inever decreasing circles.

And yet......

We often make decisions when we are affected by anxiety, depression or other negative emotions. We are possessed by an overwhelming urge to get the issue resolved NOW.

I made such a decision and it cost me all the money I had. Why did I make it? basically because I'd become impatient. I'd long since decided to try and make a living from the internet. I'd set up a blog(helping people with vascular problems to lose weight). Traffic was gradually increasing. But, in general, progress was SLOW. Then along came these people who promised me they'd set up a money-making website"just like that" - for a hefty fee, of course. Well, I fell for their line "You have to spend money to make money".They must have seen me coming a mile off.  They're probably laughing even now about how easy it was to take me for a ride.

Surely, if ever there were one, this was a case for waiting, for considering, for conducting further research.

Yes, I'm advocating PROCRASTINATION. There, I actually said it.

I'm not suggesting you put off decisions ad infinitum in the hope that you won't have to make them. What I mean is that you listen to your subconscious mind - that you trust your instincts. If you've trained your subconscious in the way that Hill suggests, the answers will come eventually. The subconscious is, after all, the link between the finite mind of man and Infinite Intelligence.

 

Martin Hall    Stourbridge     United Kingdom