How many fathers have you heard say, “Make a decision and stick with it,” when providing advice to their children?
It is a common lesson taught in today’s world. When your word is your bond, it is much easier to develop trust with others. This process creates consistency and predictability, enabling people to know what to expect from you.
Following this advice isn’t always easy. Some choices can be heart-wrenching! When you stay true to who you are, the outcomes typically work out in your favor in one way or another.
How to Stick with Your Choices
1. Create a vision for your life.
It’s challenging to accomplish goals if you haven’t set any for your life. Think about what you’d like to do, where you’d travel, or what kind of people you want to meet. Once you have some definition, outline the steps needed to achieve these outcomes.
2. Take baby steps.
Moving forward always brings you closer to your goals. You can climb any mountain, albeit slowly, when taking baby steps. When you can see the momentum building toward all of your dreams, the way you see yourself starts changing.
3. Start building some bridges.
If you construct walls around yourself, it is almost impossible to break free of them to achieve something incredible. You’re safe and comfortable in your protected space. It takes great risks to reach the biggest goals. If you’re not willing to put yourself out there by sticking to your choices, it’s challenging to make good things happen.
Build bridges over the walls to reach new lands. If obstacles get in the way, take a detour. Don’t let your eyes lose sight of the prize.
4. Love living.
Some decisions may not be the best. You wouldn’t want to stick with the choice to place your hand on a burning oven element! Perseverance is necessary when you work toward something meaningful. The only time you fail is when you give up.
5. Start this process today.
Your goals are waiting. The best time to start chasing your dreams is when you first had them. Beyond that, the next best time is right now.
Stick to your healthy decisions. It isn’t always a comfortable process, but it is one that will turn you into the person you were meant to be.