Making tough decision is the one that many people are afraid. Why, it’s the FEAR OF FAILURE..
4 years ago, I’ve made a decision for a career change, from chemical engineering to real estate brokerage. I thought it was easy to make decisions like this… What I thought is being a real estate broker is an easy career as what I’ve noticed to other successful real estate brokers.
Many people became rich because of real estate investment, one best example was Donald Trump one of the Real Estate Emperor in United States of America.
I decided to take a licensure exam for real estate brokers in my country (Philippines) as a requirement to be in real estate service. I’ve passed the EXAM! Yes, I did it! But it’s only the beginning of my battle against FAILURES…..
As the months passed by, I made my first property sale. So, I decided to resign from my day job. At first I regret to resign but I have to focus on my new career. I attended many seminars from successful investors and one of them became my mentor and friend. Not all of my experiences in real estate industry are successful but many times I failed. But failures keep me going to take my decision to a right journey.
One of my mentor told me that before taking things right, you have to make a PLAN, a very good PLAN. Once you don’t make a PLAN, you PLAN to FAIL! I take it as a challenge in my life my daily task with clarity of what I have in my plans in life. I am not saying that TODAY as I write this blog that I am now one of the most successful people in my career. But I noticed some changes and improvements in my life. IT’S ONLY THE BEGINNING OF A GREAT AND HAPPY BATTLE in my life.
All I can share to my readers before making TOUGH DECISIONS are as follows.
- You must have a plan. A BETTER PLAN.
- Recognize your fear.
- You must have CLARITY of what you want. Make sure you have enough information.
- Look for a mentor that truly succeeded in his life.
- Once you decide, there is no going back. Going back means you are a quitter. Once you quit! You failed!
- Trust your gut!
- Pray for God’s guidance. I am not saying that I believe in God. But I believed that there is someone up there knows more than what you think. HAVE FAITH!
- Do it. Most people fails at this step, don’t be one of them.
After making a decision, take rest at the moment. When you are fully present, you realize that you are always on your path. Once you open yourself up to endless opportunities, your creativity and courage will guide you towards self-fulfillment.
To my readers, I am happy to hear from you through comments below about what do you think about decision-making and why some people failed. Please give us some simple steps. God Bless!