Your Decisions Determine Your Trajectory
Every moment of every single day, we make decisions. Some are much bigger than others, of course. But when we remember that we are the sum of our choices, they become much more significant. They determine the trajectory of your life. Where you are right now, is a direct result of the choices you made. No one determined your fate, you determined it. So in the end, your decisions determine your trajectory.
But there is a bright side. No matter where you are in life, we all have the opportunity to change our trajectory. How, just by changing the decisions we make on a daily basis. One of the easiest ways to demonstrate this principle is through weight loss. It is the universal language everyone speaks. If you have lived your entire life, never paying attention to what you ate, it would be evident in your appearance. So in order to change this, you would need to make different decisions to get different results.
Let’s say you are procrastinating on the couch, watching TV, eating junk food. But then you decide to close the bag, and walk it to the kitchen. Unless your next step is to open the freezer and get the cookie dough, you have initiated a new trajectory. That being said, if that step isn’t followed by another series of steps, you will immediately fall back into old patterns. So each decision, after the initial one, needs to support that first choice to make a change. Remember, your decisions determine your trajectory — so string together as many good decisions as you can, to create a life you can be proud of.
Everything You Want Is Within Your Grasp, But It Takes Grit And Massive Action
In this day and age, we all have the ability to do and get everything that we want. We have the information, resources, tools and access we need. But what a lot of us don’t have is the drive to keep going until we succeed or accomplish what we are after. Instead, we get bogged down by details, overwhelmed by the time it takes, and eventually give up. The difference between those who accomplish their goals and those who don’t, is whether or not they decided to give up before actually achieving the goal.
There are countless individuals who gave up before they got to the finish line. Unfortunately for them, they didn’t realize how close they were to their goal, when they gave up. That’s why grit is such an important aspect of success and decisions making. It is the ability to stay in there, even when it gets difficult. The people who have this characteristic persevere. They get over the hump and reap the benefits come harvest time. And the way they did it is simple. They made the right decisions each and every single day, consistently. When it got hard, they did the things they didn’t want to do. That’s the key.
Do you think Muhammad Ali wanted to train every single day, and sometimes in the freezing cold weather in Philadelphia? Maybe he did, maybe he didn’t. But on the days he didn’t, he did it anyway. And that’s what gave him the ability to become one of the greatest boxers of all time. He didn’t quit, he kept persevering, he kept striving, he kept pushing forward — no matter what.
You Can Do It.
If we adopt the idea that every decision we make puts us on the trajectory either to succeed or not to succeed, that’s half the battle. The rest has to do with our ability to show up consistently every single day. That’s where the grit comes in. If we can do both, we will achieve our goals. That’s what massive action looks like. So consistently make decisions that will put you on path to accomplish what you want out of life. Then, when you have done the necessary work, you will reap the benefits.