Choose Confidently

Now that you’ve laid the foundation for change and surrounded yourself with a kickass accountability partner, it’s time to take the next step. And that means making some decisions. 

Decision making can be scary as hell. What if you make the wrong choice? What if you regret it later? What if you fail miserably and everyone laughs at you? Well, guess what? That’s all part of the process. And if you want to live an authentic life, you’ve got to embrace the power of choice. You also have to embrace that becoming your authentic self involves not everything as a win. You are going to make mistakes, you are going to make bad choices. Learning from those is key – but making decisions needs to be prioritized. 

First things first, let’s talk about procrastination. Procrastination is the enemy of progress. It’s the little voice in your head that says, “I’ll do it tomorrow,” or “I’m not ready yet.” But here’s the thing – you’ll never be 100% ready. There will always be some reason to put things off, to wait for the perfect moment. Perfect moments don’t exist. You’ve got to create them yourself. Delaying a decision gives it a greater chance of failure. Decisions can be changed later, but not making a decision gives you zero basis to find out the result. 

So how do you do that? By making a decision and fucking following through. It doesn’t matter if it’s a big decision or a small one. What matters is that you make a choice and stick with it. Because every time you make a decision, you’re taking a step towards your authentic life. You’re declaring to the world, “This is who I am, and this is what I want.”

Now, I’m not saying that every decision you make is going to be the right one. In fact, some of your decisions might turn out to be complete disasters. But that’s okay. Because even a bad decision is better than no decision at all. Why? Because a bad decision teaches you something. It shows you what doesn’t work, what you don’t want, and what you need to do differently next time. It’s so important that you learn the lessons of consequence. It will help you shape a better decision tree and thought process for the next decision you need to make. 

That’s where the power of confidence comes in. When you make a decision, own it. Stand behind it with every fiber of your being. Don’t second-guess yourself or let others sway you from your path. Because when you’re confident in your choices, you’ll be able to weather any storm that comes your way. But confidence doesn’t mean being stubborn or inflexible. It means being open to feedback, willing to adjust your course if necessary, but never losing sight of your ultimate goal. It means trusting yourself and your instincts, even when the path ahead is uncertain.

And that brings me to my next point – staying the course. Once you’ve made a decision, see it through to the end. Don’t give up at the first sign of trouble or resistance. Keep pushing forward, even when it’s hard, even when you want to quit. Because the only way to truly know if a decision was the right one is to see it through to its conclusion.

Will it be easy? Hell no. Will there be setbacks and obstacles along the way? Absolutely. But that’s all part of the journey. And every time you overcome a challenge or navigate a difficult situation, you’ll grow stronger and more resilient. You’ll develop the skills and confidence you need to tackle even bigger decisions in the future.

So here’s my challenge to you – start making decisions. Start small if you need to, but start somewhere. Maybe it’s deciding to wake up an hour earlier each day to work on your passion project. Maybe it’s choosing to have that difficult conversation with a loved one that you’ve been putting off. Maybe it’s finally taking the leap and starting that business you’ve been dreaming about. 

Whatever it is, make the decision and commit to it. Write it down in your 1% log and share it with your accountability partner. Use your decision as an opportunity to learn, to grow, and to get closer to the authentic life you know you deserve.

Remember, decision making is not a one-time event. It’s a lifelong process. You’ll be faced with choices every single day. So get used to saying yes. Get used to saying no. Get used to standing up for what you want and what you believe in. And above all, get used to living life on your own terms. The fulfillment and opportunity you seek comes through making and taking action on your own decisions.