D is for Decide
Yes. I wrote a post about being consistent and then went totally off the map. Not very consistent. Not what I wanted this series of posts to be like. But hey, life happens and I’ve been dealing with a lot lately. Which brings me to our friend “D” is for Decision.
I’ve been mulling this over for a few days while I’ve also been mulling over some decisions that I need to make. In doing so I came across three quote that speak well to my thoughts on why making an actual decision is important. They are:
Indecision is the thief of opportunity–Jim Rohn
Indecision is often worse than wrong action.–Henry Ford
The indispensable first step to getting everything you want out of life is this: decide what you want.–Ben Stein
I’m a dreamer. I think about what I want all the time. I picture different scenarios in my mind and think about different options. I even play out various outcomes in my mind–complete with interactions and dialogues. Don’t get me wrong, dreaming is important. Dreaming helps us figure out what it is we want. I get stuck, however, in the place between the dream and the reality far too often.
Decision is the catalyst that moves us to action. I can want to be fit and healthy until the cows come home (I think they are close–I smelled them last night–or perhaps that was just the dairy down the street) but until I make an actual decision about how I’m going to act, what I’m going to do, what my attitude will be–nothing will ever change.
I have decided that even though I’m not feeling well right now (doctors, tests, and long stories here that I’ve decided I just don’t want to get into here) there are things I can do to make my situation better. I have decided to:
- get up every morning, put a smile on my face, and have a FANTASTIC day
- exercise regularly (I even got up at 6 a.m. this morning to exercise and I feel GREAT)
- eat healthy things, not too much of them, and LEAVE THE CRAP ALONE (nuff said)
- be honest with myself and give myself a break when it is really warranted, but stop giving myself an easy ride down the path of least resistence
- put my health first
So far (and I realize it’s been a mere 14 hours since this decision was made) I feel like a new person. Making those few decisions listed above has freed me from the bad space I’ve been in lately. Do I still feel like I was run over by a truck? Yes. But somehow, it doesn’t seem so bad today. Am I hungry and wanting to reach out to food for comfort? Yes, but I have a bag load of good nutritious things to eat in the fridge and I’m sticking with that plan.
I’m no longer willing to let my inaction, my lack of commitment, and my presumed inability to decide what is best for me rob me of the person I am supposed to be.