There’s only one decision we need to take. It’s the one where we decide that we – and only we, are responsible for our lives. No chalking it down to luck or family or friends. The only thing that matters is you recognise that YOU are the reason your life is like it is.
One of the most important decisions you can ever make is to become your own CEO. I’m talking about taking complete responsibility for your life and not blaming others or your circumstances for past results or where you are right now.
It’s absolutely frustrating to hear how someone can go year after year, month after month, day after day complaining about their various misfortunes but do absolutely nothing to improve it?
Many people declare that they want to be great, achieve great goals and make more money. But they never do anything about it. The main thing that most of these individuals do is whine, gripe and play the blame game. They attribute the success of others to luck, birth or connections while meanwhile, they have been cursed by life.
Recognise yourself sometimes? Well, this is what you need to do. 4 Simple steps to taking your own decisions.
Chuck the excuses.
“I can’t ever seem to get a good job. Someone better always gets the job.”
“I can’t make enough money to pay my bills.”
“I don’t have any luck at all.”
“I feel like the world is out to get me.”
“I am worried about what others will think if I do that.”
The list of examples can go on and on, but you get the point. Making excuses has never made anyone a champion or helped them achieve their dreams. The day that you decide to throw away all excuses once and for all will be the day that changes your life forever. A simple but extremely powerful transformation begins to take place.
Action, not Ideas!
You may have great ideas, but we’re going to let you in on a secret; No one cares. The only thing that matters is action and execution.
People will look at various success stories and credit the ideas behind them as the reason for their achievements. Ola was a brilliant idea; Zomato? Again, easy and brilliant idea. Why didn’t others think of it?
Here’s the thing – others did. While Ola became famous, Taxi for Sure went down the drain. When there was Zomato, there was also Buurp.
The point is that everyone thinks that they have amazing ideas or original concepts. If they had the opportunities that others do, nothing would be able to stop them achieving their goals.
Take ownership of your idea. You like it? Then do something to make it a reality. Prepare a business plan, shop around for financiers, talk it over with friends and family to see the idea’s potential and problems. Be accepting of criticism. In all likelihood, your idea needs the tweaks and modifications to make it a viable business.
Expect success and others will follow.
Becoming the leader of your destiny opens the floodgates of opportunity, and life seems to become a bit easier, because others will join in and help when they can.
For example, let’s say there are two young people named Aditya and Rahul. Aditya is the leader of his destiny. When something goes wrong, he doesn’t make excuses or place the blame on someone else. John doesn’t focus on the negative. He constantly searches for ways to better himself and elevate his position in life.
Rahul is a totally different story. He has a long track record of letting his failures define him. Every chance he gets, he makes excuses or blames someone else for his misfortunes and lack of success. It truly is a negative, energy-draining experience for anyone who comes in contact with him.
Between the two men, who do you think is more likely to receive more opportunities to get back on the right track and have others want to help in any way they can? The answer to that question is obvious. People gravitate toward positive people. They’re attractive and make you feel good. On the other hand, it’s difficult to be around negative people because they’re a liability to your happiness.
Make the decision.
One of the most rewarding decisions you can ever make is to become the leader of your destiny, your own chief, and take complete responsibility for everything that happens. Once you do, it won’t be long before your opportunities begin to expand. And others will go out of their way to help you, even if your request or need is for something simple. Being the leader of your destiny is a trait that all champions possess.