I cannot claim all of this as my own – I received an email today and it spoke to me – very loudly! And started me thinking about all of those things we want to do – and think about and prevaricate about forever and just never end up making a decision on! ‘I want to lose weight’, ‘I want to get fit’, ‘I want to buy a new car’, ‘I want to move house’, ‘I want a new job’… The list is pretty much endless really. And how many of us actually follow up on the thought or idea, make a decision and then actually take the first step?? I know that I am guilty of holding back, of prevaricating – all too often. It is just so hard sometimes to make that decision… Or is it? Why do we hesitate? Why do we hold back on making that first step?

I don’t want to make the wrong decision, you say.

So you sit on it and make no decision. And time goes by. And you stay in the same place you’ve always been.

blog-imgNo decision. No progress.

Indecision kills forward momentum faster than you can say, “I don’t know.”

Here’s the deal:

There’s no such thing as the wrong decision.

There’s simply the decision you make.

You can weigh the pros and cons for eons.

You can call your friends, your psychic, and the angel card reader.

You can literally spend your entire life debating.

You can miss shining opportunities because you were paralysed by your fear of getting it wrong.

You can watch your life pass before your eyes by trying to avoid getting it wrong.

You can stay exactly where you are forever because you’re afraid of getting it wrong.

Or, you can move forward.

You can make a bold choice and take the next step.

You can experience the exhilaration that comes from committing.

You can revel in the freedom of having the ability to choose and in exercising that freedom.

Indecision can leave you frozen in time with regrets and wishes, of lamenting the past.

The key to life isn’t making the right decision. It’s making the most out of the decision you made.

Each decision we make opens up a world of new possibilities and a world of new choices.

This is the infinite journey of being human. Exciting isn’t it!

A life well lived comes from choosing something and going for it. And then choosing something else and going for it. And then choosing something else and going for it.

There is no such thing as a wrong decision.

People who look like they’ve made the right decision are simply masters at making the most of the decisions they make.

Step up to the plate.

Get on with your life.

Make the decision.

And then choose to make it right…

If you are looking for help and direction in making that all important decision – then ask someone for help. It could be your partner or spouse, your employer or best friend, maybe even a stranger who is qualified to offer their help… Ah, but then we have to make another decision; it goes on and on really.

So, what do you need to know in order to make a decision that is in your best interests? VitalSure are here to help – anything that we can offer in the way of help in respect to your health and financial wellbeing is just up our alley – ask away and I am sure we can help you to make that all important decision – and to take the first step!

Katie English

Katie.english@vitalsure.co.nz

021 634 451

And thank you to Kate Northrup for the timely reminder in my inbox today!