“The man of decision cannot be stopped! The man of indecision cannot be started! Take your own choice.” — Napoleon Hill
One of the biggest obstacles that we all face, which can stop us in our tracks and keep us from moving forward in both our personal and professional lives, is our difficulty when it comes to making decisions. This may be because (a) we are afraid of making the wrong decision, or (b) that we are overwhelmed by the sheer number of options that are in front of us. This resultant indecisiveness keeps us stuck and prevents us from taking any action at all. Not a great habit if you want to win in life.
Overall, there are only two kinds of decisions:
- Decisions that turn out to be good and fruitful.
- Decisions that end up being lessons learned.
And so, in the long haul, all decisions eventually benefit you.
Let go of hesitation and dilly-dallying and make prompt decisions. If you want to achieve lasting success and build extraordinary wealth, you must conquer indecision.
When Napoleon Hill, in his research study, looked at the information gathered from over 25,000 men and women who had experienced failure, lack of decision was almost top of the list of the 30 major causes. Hill remarked, ‘This is no mere statement of theory – it is a fact.’
Hill’s analysis of several hundred people who accumulated fortunes well beyond the million-dollar mark revealed that each and every one of them had the habit of “reaching decisions promptly and changing these decisions slowly.” He later wrote, “People who fail to accumulate money, without exception, have the habit of reaching decisions, if at all, very slowly, and of changing these decisions quickly and often.”