This week, I had an opportunity to learn from Brian Tracy, an internationally-known speaker and best-selling author who has transformed businesses around the world for the last 30 years. Brian was speaking on how to simplify your life, double your productivity and achieve your goals. You know what Brian said is the first thing you can do?
Make a decision. If you make a decision, whatever it is – that you’re going to be successful, bring in more clients, learn a new skill – the first step to making it happen is to make the decision.
Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Isn’t it easy to say, “I’m going to be successful,” or “I’m going to increase my income,” or even something like, “I’m going to lose weight.” But if it really was so easy, wouldn’t everyone be doing these things?
And that’s the problem with how most people perceive the Law of Attraction (if you’ve read The Secret, you know what I mean). Most people think the Law of Attraction is enough- that if you put your dreams and desires out there into the Universe, you’ll attract what you want.
But you have to move your feet, people. It’s the Law of Attraction plus action that makes it work.
I’ve heard it said several times that the word “decide” comes from Latin for “to cut off.” And that’s what you have to do when you make a decision. Cut off all other possibilities. So if you decide to be successful, you have to decide to cut off the possibility of not being successful- more than that, you have to cut off the possibility of being anything but successful.
If you struggle with doubts when you try to make decisions about your life or your business, if you’ve struggled to make The Secret work for you, there’s a great follow-up book to The Secret. It’s called The Key, by Joe Vitale. He addresses these self-limiting doubts. I’ve just finished reading it and it’s fantastic. Even if you’re not into the Law of Attraction, it’s really worth it to rid yourself of these roadblocks.
So today, make one decision – just one – about your business. What are you going to do? Make it a small step, if you need to. Maybe it’s just that you’re going to take one step toward improving your branding or marketing. Maybe you want to develop a list of targeted prospects who can bring you future business. Or maybe you’re committed to taking your business online and earning income 24/7. Whatever it is, make just one decision – take one step – that will take you closer to your dreams.