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Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
-- Henry David Thoreau
 

 

Tuesday, May 12, 1998

The best decision

When you live in fear of making the wrong decision, you are constantly anticipating failure. Delaying or avoiding the decision because of problems which might happen, puts you in a negative mindset. When you are controlled by fear, it focuses you on the negative. When you avoid making a decision, it makes you a passive observer and a helpless victim.

Success and achievement come from taking action. And to take action, you must first make an active decision to do so. Don’t let the fear of making the wrong decision prevent you from making any decision at all.

It is very likely that you won’t make a perfect decision. Seek instead to make the best decision, based on the direction you’ve set for yourself and the information that’s available to you at the time.

Go ahead. Make the decision. Take action. If it turns out that you’ve made the wrong decision, you have what it takes to realize that and to make a correction. Become a positive, active participant in your future. Decide what to do and get on with it.

— Ralph Marston

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