“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” Theodore Roosevelt.
“A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.” General George Patton
What is the hardest part about buying a car? I know, there are hundreds of painful parts about buying a car, but the worst part is worrying if you made the right decision. Did you get the best deal? Should you have got the extended warranty? Hell, maybe you should have got the rust proofing!
It’s not the decision that stresses us out, it’s worrying about making the wrong decision that stresses us out. Once you commit and move forward, all the pain goes away. In fact, you start finding little reasons why you made the right choice. You tell your friends what a great deal you got (probably knocking a few grand off the actual price to make yourself look even smarter) and all that car buying pain evaporates like it never even happened….Because you made a decision.
So, how do we make good choices and act on great ideas? It’s the easiest thing in the world to do. Make lots of choices and have lots of great ideas! Every choice doesn’t have to be a grand slam. Make decisions fast, dump the bad ones even faster. Try new things, get rid of the negative ones, adjust, learn, grow, repeat.
The key is to do something, anything to move forward. Even just a small, daily, consistent act will move mountains over a short period of time. Just make the decision. A great App that lets you set up daily small wins that will change your life is called STREAKS. Try it out. Once you load in the daily actions to reach a goal, it will kill you to break the “Streak”.
Make a choice right now and do something positive. Follow through on it every day. Get up off your ass and start moving. If it wasn’t the right choice, get off that path and onto a new one. Just do something. If you are looking for shade from the sun, the best time to have planted a tree was 20 years ago….The next best time is right now.