Just one of these decisions can alter the course of a person’s life. What if you decided to master all seven?
One: The Responsible Decision
The buck stops here. I accept responsability for my past. I am responsible for my success. I will not let my history control my destiny.
The Responsible Decision shows us how to stop blaming other people and outside circumstances for where we are in life. instead, we can chart our life’s course, allowing our lives to become testaments to the true power of choice.
Two: The Guided Decision
I will seek wisdom. God moves mountains to create the opportunity of His choosing. It is up to me to be ready to move myself.
The Guided Decision helps us discover invaluable counsel through books, people, and service. We learn to evaluate the network of influential people in our lives, to seek wisdom from the knowledge of others, and, perhaps most important, to commit to a life of service.
Three: The Active Decision
I am a person of action. Many people move out of the way for a person on the run; others are caught up in his wake. I will be that person on the run!
The active Decision is a wake-up call. Taking consistent action is crucial to the realization of a successful life. We’re often amazed, even baffled, by the accomplishments of highly successful people, yet many of their accomplishments occur because of relentless action.
Four: The Certain Decision
I have a decided heart. Criticism, condemnation, and complaint are creatures of the wind. They come and go on the wasted breath of lesser beings and have no power over me.
With the Certain Decision, we learn to break thorugh fear and judgment to pursue our dreams with determination and focus. With a decided heart, we set our course and assure our destiny.
Five: The Joyful Decision
Today I will choose to be happy. My very life is fashioned by choice. First I make choices. Then my choices make me.
The Joyful Decision is perhaps the most misunderstood of all the Decisions. The Joyful Decision demonstrates that happiness is a choice, and if you’re not happy right now, it’s a consequence of your own choosing, not the circumstances of life.
Six: The Compassionate Decision
I will greet this day with a forgiving spirit. I know that God rarely uses a person whose main concern is what others are thinking.
The Compassionate Decision can heal your heart, mind, and soul. Harboring anger and resentment poisons our minds and hinders our ability to live the other six Decisions with any measure of effectiveness. Forgiveness fress our spirits.
Seven: The Persistent Decision
I will persist without exception. Reason can only be stretched so far, but faith has no limits The only limit to my realization of tomorrow is the doubt to which I hold fast today.
The Persisten Decision reveals a critical ‘twist’ to the notion of persistence; Persisting ‘without exception’ is key to achieving extraordinary levels of success in any area of life. When we consistently make the Persistent Decision, our success is boundless.