A couple of days ago, I made a clear, conscious decision.
The decision itself was simple: to redirect my work that I might bring more joy and celebration to “business” this upcoming holiday season – for other women as well as myself. (Stay tuned for more about that!)
Following that decision, I chose an action. I would call a few wonderful women in my world and play catch up. That would bring me joy and a feeling of celebration as we share life events, and that would help set the tone for what I want to create. I made a couple of calls and left messages.
Then it happened.
Within minutes, wonderful, magical – and completely unrelated – happenings began to occur, and I found that a bit amazing. One woman read an article I wrote online and reached out. Another asked the universe for guidance, then realized I could help realize her vision and goals for an upcoming launch. And so forth and so on.
Don’t you love the way that works?
The power of decision is one of our most valuable assets as conscious women entrepreneurs. It’s not enough just to want something or to think about it. As Yoda would remind Princess Leia, “Try not do.” In other words, there’s only decision followed by aligned right action. Nothing else will do if you want the force to be with you.
But it’s hard to make a decision then follow through. Some of the decisions we too often put off until tomorrow include things like:
- Dealing with debt or tax burdens or collecting past due accounts
- Finding new clients so we have consistent cash flow
- Narrowing our focus so we can help more people and step into our bigger work
- Starting to put money into savings or investments or a college fund
- Taking the trip we’ve dreamed of for a lifetime or buying a home
Whether it’s one of these common issues or not, when it comes to having what you really need or want, you need a breakthrough decision.
To find your breakthrough decision, drill past your wants to your NEEDS. Be specific, and place a monetary value on each item on your list. This action tells you what you MUST create in order to meet your base level survival needs. Make a decision to take action immediately to create in the present whatever meets those needs.
Next, make a list of your desires. What might it take for you to realize those?
This type of decision is different, because it requires a personal commitment to transform your way of being in the world. Because we don’t create a new reality with the same thoughts, habits, and behaviors that created our present one.
In order to have what you want in addition to fulfilling your basic needs, what is it that you must learn, know, or do differently? In other words, how do you act, choose or be in the world today?
When making decisions consistently as though the reality we desire is already within our grasp, it becomes possible to close the gap between our present situation and our future outcomes.
What decisions are you PAST ready to make? Feel free to share your thoughts.
Sherri L. McLendon, MA, is a nationally published U.S. journalist and lead content strategist with Professional Moneta International, www.professionalmoneta.com, a boutique marketing public relations consultancy helping exceptional entrepreneurs and executives grow their multi-platform brand influence locally and globally.