“Indecision is actually the individual’s decision to fail.”

— Raymond Charles Barker



from The Power of Decision by Raymond Charles Barker

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When you don’t know what to do, do what’s in front of you

Do ever feel stuck or unsure what to do next? 

I’ve found that when I’m not sure what to do next in life or when I am feeling “stuck,” the most helpful thing for me to do is to do what is in front of me.  (This works on two levels — the short-term items and projects that I need to do, and also the long-term goals I have for my life.) 

Here are the 3 steps I take for the short-term items to get un-stuckContinue reading

Moving out of When/Then and into Here/Now

Sometimes we procrastinate our dreams.  It’s easy to live in the land of “When/Then” – you know, that place where we say things like “when I have more money, then I’ll pursue my dream” or “when I find more time, then I’ll start writing my book.”  Sounds reasonable, but the problem is… Continue reading

Today can be another day of delay, or it can be your Breakthrough

Here’s something that I’ve noticed both in myself and in others who come to classes or workshops.  We say we want our dream to come true, or to reach some goal.  And then… we get side-tracked.  Sometimes those ways we get side-tracked are actually Delay Tactics.  What are Delay Tactics?  They are actions and beliefs, usually subconscious, that are designed to keep us firmly planted exactly where we are, in comfortable smallness.  We use them instead of risking ourselves to go to our next level, whatever or wherever that might be. 

Here are 5 Delay Tactics that I’ve seen myself and others use… Continue reading