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Be Decisive, Take Action, Accomplish More – July 8 Inspiration

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Be decisive, take action, and accomplish more. This is my motto for this second half of 2016, as I’m continue on this full-time freelance career journey, with opportunity to be long-term. It definitely required some stepping out in faith and making decisions to pursue it, but I’m so glad I did! I’m anticipating accomplishing more this year than ever before, in my freelance work, on my educational journey, and in my blogging endeavors.

 

Part of my blogging endeavors includes participating in various Facebook blogging challenges and events, such as this Power Affiliate Club (PAC) Blogging Carnival for this month of July. Remaining consistent in blogging has been a challenge over the years, but I think I now have the best track record with this blog, because I have had a plan and implemented the plan. Sure, there have been some mistakes along the way, but I like how fellow PAC blogger Paula put it: we may be flawed, but we can also be awesome as we learn and improve along the way. She said that means we can be “flawsome” as we take action and apply what we learn!

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So here is your July 8 inspiration to encourage you to be decisive, to take action, to accomplish more…and to be “flawsome.” 🙂

 

“Whatever the problem or situation,

decision is always better

than doubt and indecision.

Become a decisive person,

 and you will accomplish a lot more

with less effort.

No one learns to hear from God

without making mistakes.

Don’t be overly concerned about errors.

Don’t take yourself too seriously.

You are a fallible human being,

not an infallible god.

Learn  from your mistakes,

correct the ones you can,

and continue being decisive.

Don’t fall back into a  pattern of indecision

and double-mindedness

just because you are wrong a few times.

Take some action and sow the seed.

Devote a reasonable amount of time

to waiting on God.

Don’t be afraid of yourself!

You will not be the first person

to make a mistake,

nor will you be the last.

The fear of failure

keeps thousands trapped in indecision,

which definitely steals joy

 and complicates life.

Don’t be afraid to make a decision–

 follow through with it.

Just do it!”

–Joyce Meyer in “New Day New You”

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My reflections:

I think some of the best take-aways from this one are to remember we’re not perfect, and we will make mistakes, but as long as we keep learning from them and continue making decisions and taking action, we will be more productive and accomplish more!

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

Are you a decisive person?

Do you find it easy or difficult to make decisions and follow through?

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26 Comments

  1. Melanie Smith

    You are always inspiring me with your posts! That is so true, we have to trust in ourselves everyday.

    09 . Jul . 2016
  2. Courtney Gillard

    Yes, I am always decisive but I don’t make decision when I am disappointed. Great thoughts!

    09 . Jul . 2016
  3. Paula

    So here is your July 8 inspiration to encourage you to be decisive, to take action, to accomplish more…and to be “flawsome.” ???????????????????

    Thanks for sharing my flawsome post quotes too. I am pleased and surprised actually. Must be doing something Flawsomely right…..haha……So, I posted my PAC post yesterday and today I did a quick post on exorcism….talk about flawsome….now if I comment with others they get the exorcism link……hajahahaha

    09 . Jul . 2016
  4. Vicki Maheu

    I’ve been much more decisive and productive lately, largely because I’ve started bullet journaling to track my tasks and goals.

    Feel free to read more about it on my blog.

    09 . Jul . 2016
  5. Mike Gardner is The Time Doctor

    I find making decisions easy when the chips are down, but if there is no pressure can have a tendency to procrastinate if I don’t keep it in check

    09 . Jul . 2016
  6. Mandy Allen

    Hi Karen, love the verse. It is so easy to get caught up in what we are not rather than what we are. Personally I am a decisive person but also a procrastinator, so although I do make decisions I kind of wait a long time before I do it! I’m great at putting things off until they absolutely have to be done! Flawsome – yes I am!

    Enjoy the journey!

    09 . Jul . 2016
  7. Kathryn

    Hi Karen,
    Loved this “decision is always better
    than doubt and indecision.
    Become a decisive person,
    and you will accomplish a lot more
    with less effort.”

    We are not perfect and we all make mistakes,
    learning from them is the key.

    09 . Jul . 2016
  8. Rachel Mouton

    This is great! Being decisive and taking action are essential to growth. I am a decision maker. I love making decisions and I usually stay the course. This has lead to quite a few bad decisions, but overall, it has been a great ride!

    09 . Jul . 2016
  9. Healing Tomato

    So very true. If you don’t invest in yourself and make it happen for yourself, no one will do it for you. There are so many wonderful tools to help with that in today’s world.

    09 . Jul . 2016
  10. Amy Jones

    I do agree with this post. I’ve learned so much from my mistakes and as time passes I have realized they’re there for a reason

    09 . Jul . 2016
  11. elaine

    I am very decisive until it comes to choosing what to eat for dinner.
    But I go by the motto I am good enough. That is good enough for me and for those who love and respect me too.

    09 . Jul . 2016
  12. Heather

    I think I’m a decisive person, but often I get distracted. Thanks for the encouraging words. I think I’d rather be flawed, than be known as a wishy washy person who has no backbone.

    09 . Jul . 2016
  13. Echo

    I have always done for myself. I was taught at a young age that no one was going to do it for me.

    09 . Jul . 2016
  14. Elizabeth O.

    I would have to agree with this. Making a decision is better than denying or turning your back from the issue. The solution will always start with you!

    10 . Jul . 2016
  15. Lesly T. Federici

    Hi Karen!
    Welcome to PAC! So glad you joined us! This is the one that sticks in my head: Make it happen for yourself because no one else will. This is the absolute truth. If you depend on others, it never turns out the way YOU want it to, right? So, why waist time. Do it! If it doesn’t work out it doesn’t mean you failed, no, not at all. Just means you have to change something. So let’s get to it! Again, welcome to PAC!

    10 . Jul . 2016
  16. Rosey

    Making the decision to move forward is important. Congrats to you on stepping out in faith.

    10 . Jul . 2016
  17. Sue Bride

    Hi from flawsome me. It’s a clever word that applies to everyone. I’d say I’m decisive although I have to weigh up pros and cons first. I’m not someone to see things in black and white or jump to conclusions based on face value. I think that’s even more the case now than when I was young.

    Productivity is another issue altogether but I’m working hard on that.

    10 . Jul . 2016
  18. ikechi

    Hi Karen

    I love the quote by Joyce Meyer and you are right that we will make mistakes but it all part of learning and there is a reason why mistakes help us to grow.

    I take decisions no matter the situation it is far better to take a decision than turning your back.

    Thanks and have an awesome week.

    10 . Jul . 2016
  19. Enricoh Alfonzo

    Too spontaneous I would say, so yes when I make a decision I stick through till the end no matter whether that one is a mistake or not as it always allows me to learn from them. Thanks for the awesome and inspiring read. have a fantastic week ahead.

    10 . Jul . 2016
  20. Kathy Kenny Ngo

    Before I make decisions, I make sure that I already think about it too many times. Because bad decisions might end you up in nothing. So I am very careful when it comes to decision making.

    11 . Jul . 2016
  21. Deborah A. Ten Brink

    I agree with everything you’ve said here, Karen. It is good to remember that we need to remain what I call, “humble and teachable.” Part of the reason I enjoy PAC is because I learn so much from some top quality people that not only care, but are on this journey with me.

    My favorite quote from your post, “We will make mistakes, but as long as we keep learning from them and continue making decisions and taking action, we will be more productive and accomplish more!” Amen!

    I look forward to your next post! 🙂

    Deborah

    11 . Jul . 2016
  22. Barrie Evans

    Your verse reminded of a rule that Wayne Dyer spoke about, especially because it was a part of it.
    Rule 6 “Don’t take yourself so seriously”
    The other rules? There aren’t any!
    You’re so right about continuing taking actions despite making mistakes. Too many people quit because they make just ONE mistake, when they may be ready for the biggest breakthrough they could have. Just DO IT!!!

    14 . Jul . 2016
  23. Mhaan A

    Such an interesting challenge! There are times I need someone for advice but most of the time, I trust my instinct and decision-making skills.

    17 . Jul . 2016
  24. Melissa Bernardo

    Your posts are always so inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

    18 . Jul . 2016
  25. Sandy KS

    I can make a decision pretty easily. However, after making the decision at times I can beat myself up wondering if I made the right choice.

    18 . Jul . 2016
  26. Alana

    One thing I learned a long time ago is that no decision is a decision. Knowing that, I do try to make decisions. My main problem is over research – perhaps it is a type of procrastination but I have to keep researching and researching. In fact, I am experiencing something like that right now in my life. Thank you.

    18 . Jul . 2016

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