As we go through life, we’re confronted with innumerable decisions. We make over 3,000 decisions per day, whether we realize it or not.
Most of these decisions are made by our rote mental faculties, but these decisions still consume our mental resources. It takes energy to make a decision. That’s why it’s important to be a good decision maker.
When a decision involves money, we put it in a special category. We mark it as important. We think about it. We spend more time on it. We want to get input from friends and family. We want to wait for the right time.
We make tens…even hundreds of thousands of other decisions in a split second. But when money is involved, we hesitate. This is important to realize. And it’s understandable. Money is a limited resource. Whether you’re flat broke or a multimillionaire, money is finite. And it always will be. We need to make our financial decisions carefully.
This is all as it should be.
But what many of us forget is that we have a resource even more limited than money. If we want to grow to our maximum potential as business owners and contributors to our communities, we need to value our time above all else. Time is even more finite than money.
Therefore, please do hesitate. Make your financial decisions carefully. But don’t put your dreams on hold for long. If a financial decision is awaiting you, take a deep breath and go for it. One way or another. Listen to yourself.
Or don’t do it.
Regardless of when you jump, you’ll ALWAYS have that knot in the pit of your stomach. It would be unhealthy if you didn’t! But make the decision anyway. Push for your dreams. They require it, and they’re worth it. Commit to one direction or another.
You can ALWAYS make more money, but if you spend days, weeks or months…dare I say years…deliberating on a financial decision, that time is gone. Forever.
Dreams are made into reality every day. Every. Single. Day. No matter what time of year it is, no matter where you are in your career, no matter what your friends or colleagues say, you are the decision maker. This is your life, your career, your ambition.
Listen to your advisers and mentors, but don’t forget to listen to yourself as well. What does your gut say, right now?
Make the decision carefully, but make the decision in a way that’s in alignment with how much you value your time. Yea or nay, take time out of the equation…and go for it.
Make your goals a reality…starting now.