Sep 30, 2020
Welcome to the Thinking Big Podcast. This episode is part 8 of a special 14 day Think and Grow Rich Challenge.
Today we are going over the 7th step to success, the step on Decision - The mastery of procrastination.
I recently hosted a live 14 days Think and Grow Rich challenge that benefited Feeding America and I thought it would be great to put the challenge right here on the podcast.
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Welcome to the thinking big podcast. Today is Part Eight of a special 14 day thinking Grow Rich challenge. And today, we're going over the seventh step to success, the step on decision, the mastery of procrastination. I recently hosted a live 14 day thinking Grow Rich challenge, and I thought it would be great to put this right here on the podcast for anybody to listen to. So for 14 days, I will be releasing a new podcast, and the associated challenge that comes with each of the 13 steps in thinking Grow Rich, plus a bonus challenge on the introduction. And it does not matter if you've ever read the book or not. This challenge is designed for anybody to do. There are links in the show notes so you can sign up for free. Get the download to the challenge worksheets, even a free PDF copy of the original book thinking grow rich. So today, we are thinking big on decision.
Hello, and welcome to the chapter on decision. This is the mastery of procrastination. It's the seventh step to success. And we're going to start off again, like always with some great quotes from other great minds that have to do with decision making and the importance of it. Raymond Charles marker success and failure are the result of the use of mind. Every success motivated mind has been a decisive mind. Every failure motivated mind has been an indecisive, indecisive mind. Wallace D. Wattles act now is never anytime but now. And there will never be any other time. But now, Tony Robbins, Don't ever leave the moment without making the decision. JOHN Maxwell, inability to make decisions is one of the principal reasons executives fail deficiency in decision making ranks much higher than the lack of specific knowledge or technical know how, as an indicator of leadership failure. And tonight's challenges on the decision making the seventh step. But before we can make a decision before we can really go in and say this is what I'm going to decide right now, we have to know what we want. And that's why on day one, the statement of desire, we have to get that nailed down, we have to know what's the one thing that we know we want you know, what is that one thing that we want? You know, when I asked people it's funny when I when I'm when I'm in a group of people, or I'm doing a seminar, you know, I ask people, what do you want? Most people hesitate? Or they can't tell me what exactly they want. Now, when I asked them what they don't want, they start spewing out all kinds of things. I don't want to be unhealthy. Or I don't want to you know, work, you know, 80 hours a week, oh, I don't want to, you know, I don't want to be broke. I don't want to, but they can't tell me what they do want. And here's a little thing on this subconscious mind, which we'll get to that I think in day 10 I think but your subconscious mind does not know when you say you don't want Are you more or less I want more of this or I want less of this or I do want this or I don't want this, all it knows is this. You know, so when you say I don't want to be broke, your subconscious mind is hearing broke, dude, I'm gonna make you broke. When you know when you tell yourself I don't want to be unhealthy. Your subconscious mind tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, I'm gonna be unhealthy, unhealthy, that's when it gets it doesn't get to I do or more or less. So we have to be specific on that. And one of my mentors, Parma, Walmart. Now he says, if you are struggling in any area of your life, it's because you are not making a decision that you need to make. So if you're struggling in health, if you're struggling in your finances, or you're struggling in your career, it's because you are not making a decision that you need to make and that you probably know you need to make.
And a common reason for failing to become successful to become wealthy is the inability to make and stick with a decision. When you do make that decision. You have to stick to the decision. And if you look at a farmer, let's say you're you're you're a farmer, and one day you plant corn and you wake up the next Morning and you look out on your field, it's all bast, and you don't see any corn. And you say, damn, you know what I'm gonna plant soybeans. So you go dig all the corn up and you plant soybeans, and then you wake up the next day and look out there, and there's no soybeans. So you dig that up and you plant something else. things take time, when you make a decision, you have to stick to that decision. It takes time to develop, it takes time for that seed to mature, it takes time for that seed to incubate, and to grow. And people who can't reach decisions promptly and stick with them will fail to achieve if you don't stick to your stick to your decisions. You won't achieve it. You know, they they people who do that lack the desire of their own, and are thus they're easily influenced by the opinions of others, allowing others to do the thinking for them. And there is a great quote from Bernard, George Bernard Shaw on this. It's 2% of people think 3% of people think they think, and 95% of people would rather die than think, oh, oh, that's true. Oh, that is so true. We have minds of our own, which we must use to make decisions if you want to succeed. decisive people are undeterred by others criticisms, your How many times have you heard criticisms, and you just kind of bow down and, and people who are very decisive, are undeterred by that. What they want to do is what they're going to do, that's all there is to it, regardless of what someone else thinks, when you know, your definiteness of purpose, you know, your decision is sound, you know, you're not going to be deterred by other people, indecisive people, on the other hand, take others negative opinions to heart, and sometimes develop even inferior complexes as a result of that, you know, how many times have you told people, friends, families, whatever your ideas, and, and they started talking negative, now, you can't do that? How you gonna do that? Right? You know, so for most of us, what we do is when we do make decisions, up until now, hopefully this will help grow is we make decisions as backwards, we really do. We have been developed as a, as a society as a culture to really make decisions asked backwards, we think a decision is at the end of the line. So when we, when we have an idea, read the making the decision, what we'll do is what we'll say, Oh, that's a great idea. But I don't know the people that I need to know. So when I know the people, then I will go, and I'll make that decision, or I don't have the time, I don't have the money. When I have the money, I will make the decision, and I will go do that. Here's the thing, you're never going to know the people, you're never going to have the time you're never going to have the money, you first make the decision. See, we always have the decision decision on the back end. That's the decision goes on the front end, you make the decision, then you find the people, then you find the money, then you find the how you do that. Procrastination is the opposite of decisiveness, and is probably one of the most common obstacles that you must overcome. There's a great quote from Wayne Gretzky skate to the puck. So when you make a decision,
don't make a decision based on where you are now. Don't make a decision based on your current where you currently think you are. Make a decision based on where you're going to be in three years. decision based on when you're gonna be in five years, skate to the puck, shoot the puck out there and then skate to that make your decision based on that not your current realization of where you are. And here's the thing we talked about this a little bit ago. Don't tell anybody about your ideas. I'm telling you don't tell anybody, anybody about your ideas, except your mastermind group. And your supporters, the ones that are encouraging you do not tell family do not tell friends do not tell. And here's the thing The first time I read Think and Grow Rich, and it's it actually says in there. I thought it was because I didn't want anybody to steal my ideas. Don't tell anybody, because someone might just steal my idea. Well, let's push it. The reason we don't tell anybody is because that negative thoughts that we're going to get back and here's the thing, our family and friends, they absolutely love us. But they have their own bs thrown belief system. They don't want to see us get hurt. You know, they don't want us to be in pain. So they give us their Bs, saying, Oh, are you sure you want to do that? I don't know if you want to do that. Friends and relatives, while not meaning to be bad will handicap us with their opinions and their ridicule, which is meant sometimes meant to be humorous. We all have family and friends like that. So do not add it. One of the quotes in the book is, tell the world what you're going to do. But first, show it. Don't tell people to show people what you're going to do. So people who have failed to accumulate success have if you've failed to get where you want, without exception, have the habit of reaching decisions, if at all, very slowly, and up changing these decisions quickly and often. So that's really what today's challenge is about. Okay, so if you pull out your worksheet for today, today's challenge, you know, if you are, I'm gonna go through this, I'm gonna go through this worksheet with you download. If you're listening to anything else, download the worksheet, it's there for you. But page one, if you are struggling with any area of life, it's because you are not making the decision that you need to successful people, people reach decisions, quickly unsuccessful people do the opposite. So I want you to answer a few questions here. answer the following questions, I make decisions quickly, true or false. I would rather make my own decisions than rely on the opinions and advice of others. I rarely influenced by pinions of others, I have never lost out an opportunity because I failed to make a decision. True or false. I am slow to reverse any decisions that I make. So I want you to go and really think about those questions. The more truth obviously, the closer you are to having great decision making page to the challenge. What is an important decision that you are not making right now, I want you to sit down even in a dark room, meditate, whatever it takes, but sit down and get in a quiet spot and think think hard. What is an important decision that you are not making right now. It'll come to you, I promise you, it will come to you. If there's an error again, if you're struggling, just sit back. Ask ask what you know, what decision Am I not making and see what answers come back? Number two is why is it so difficult? What is preventing you from making that decision? What What is it that's holding you Why are you not making that decision? what's holding you back? And three? What specifically do you need to finalize your decision that more information of some kind, more resources? What concrete steps will you take together what you need? Now keep back now it goes on to keep your own cancel don't counsel don't tell other people reach your own decisions and follow them. So that is today chat is today's challenges. Let's get clear on what we want and make the decision once and for all draw the line in the damn sand. Make the decision until tomorrow. Tomorrow's is on the subconscious mind, which is probably one of my favorite chapters. Absolutely love the mind and the subconscious mind. So until tomorrow, I will talk to you later.