Last week, we shared about the price we pay for certainty, wanting to have everything just right, perfect, knowing the outcome in advance, no bumps in the road, no adversity, smooth ride, then and only then we’ll make a decision and take action. Well, as we all know, that really if ever happens in life and in business. However, what I didn’t share last week, is I didn’t actually answer the question of what’s the price we pay for certainty.
In answering this question, there are three things that come into the equation. It’s indecision, procrastination, and over-caution. If you’re rate high on any of these three, you need to make an adjustment.
Indecision, if you are a leader, no follower will ever follow an indecisive leader very long. They need a leader that has the ability to take action, to make decisions for the better good of everybody. Procrastination eats up your time, it erodes your confidence. You don’t have the time to wait for everything to be just right. Over-caution, being afraid of what might happen, trying to weigh out everything. These three are like brothers, and they’re a bad brew. They will rob you of your inner strength, your belief, your confidence in yourself, your ability to make decisions, your intentionalism, your inner personal power, your ability to take action.
Something else we all know is that procrastination, indecisiveness, and overcaution, robs us of our time. And we all know that time flies. Understand that and minute becomes an hour, becomes a day, becomes a week, becomes a month, becomes a year, becomes five years, 10 years, 20 years, and beyond.
What I don’t want for anybody is a day that you’ll be looking back with regret that you didn’t take action. As you sit there wondering why you don’t have the wealth and abundance that you dreamed of at this portion and time in your life because you didn’t take action. That’s a regret that we don’t want to have. And that’s the price you pay for wanting to have certainty.
I’m here today to challenge you and share. If you rate high on any of those, indecisiveness, overcaution, or procrastination, that’s robbing you of the ability to take action, get folks around you that are going to stretch and challenge you. Gain the wisdom of a mastermind group that can help you be more decisive in your actions. Bring that wisdom to the table so you could feel more confident in making those decisions. Just like a muscle in going to the gym, you will strengthen that decision-making muscle, you’ll overcome indecisiveness, over-caution, and procrastination. You will strive forward being decisive with confidence and belief in yourself, and you will wipe out the price of paying for certainty, hopefully, forever.
Grab your group, grab your mastermind, get someone to challenge you. In addition, I also dare you that if you’re indecisive, a procrastinator, and afraid to take action, close your eyes and see what it looks like in 10, 20, 30 years by not taking action. And when you realize you don’t have what you want in your life at that point in time, hopefully, that will be the trigger to get you to make the shift.
I hope I’ve given you something to think about. I hope this has been valuable. I wish you all wealth and abundance. Take the action, gain your freedom, get what you want. Now, go get um.
COACH MICHAEL DILL is an Award-Winning, Certified, Business Coach, Speaker, and Trainer. He brings more than 40 years of business and entrepreneurial experience in his leadership, team training, and mentoring practice. Michael’s passion is to both encourage and challenge business owners and entrepreneurs to become their best selves both personally and professionally to obtain all they want in their business and life. Businesscoachmichaeldill.com