It's amazing what happens when you decide something.
The origin of the word “decide” comes from a French word meaning, literally, to cut off. So, there’s an implication that when you decide something, you’re cutting off from something else.
This makes so much sense to me as I’ve recently decided to change the way I eat with 100% commitment and dedication. I’ve played the 80/20 game as far as nutrition is concerned for several years, and if I’m honest with myself about it, it was more like 60/40.
At the beginning of this year I decided to eat healthy, nutrient dense food at every meal. 100/0
The decision required cutting off the 40% crap food and excuses I had been indulging in. I also decided I wasn’t going to whine about it.
And what a huge huge difference in my experience it has been. I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything. I feel easy and in flow. It’s wonderful. It’s the feeling I think Abraham Hicks would describe as focused and clear.
To to be fair though, I didn’t just randomly decide something and it all fell into place. By the time I came around to making a decision, I had been thinking about my “Why” for several weeks and I cleared the way of extra stressors so that my Willpower could help me get some momentum going the first few days. (To learn more about Why and Willpower read this post. )
Making a decision can feel stressful and as if you’re losing one thing by choosing another, but I encourage you to try and see it differently - as an opportunity to experience focus and clarity. When you release yourself from the stress of missing out on something else, you give yourself a gift of a clear mind that is in flow and can focus on being successful at what’s in front of you. Your energy will be channeled in one direction, empowering your success.
I'd love to hear about your experience with this principle of decision, Feel free to share in the comments below.