The Pursuit Of Happiness Begins With A Decision

As I correspond with people from all walks of life on the internet, I find that there is one main culprit that always sabotages their ability to build a successful online business. It's not so much their lack of knowledge, skill sets, or resources, but more to do with their mindset.

You see most people are not taught to make good decisions in their lives. They are taught the total opposite, to be leary and afraid of making decisions because if you make mistakes or fail, it is a very bad thing. There are even more negative connotations when it comes starting your own business and being your own boss.

This came to the forefront in my life again as I was talking with a nice lady yesterday who had just started an online business. She said that her husband was not supportive and his negativity was getting to the point where he would make her feel bad if she was trying to get something positive accomplished.

She believed she had made a great decision for herself and her family, but since he thought that she was just wasting her time and money, he made the choice to try and derail her before she really got going. Not sure if he was doing it on purpose (I would not think so), or if he subconsciously was trying to sabotage her so he could win an argument.

The whole point is that whether he was doing it on purpose or not did not matter. His negativity was definitely breaking her down mentally and making her second guess her decision. In her mind, she was starting to think that their current circumstances were not ideal for starting this business and she was contemplating quitting.

Why was she thinking this way... because after a making a decision we need some positive reinforcement. We need someone to give us confidence that what we are attempting to do in our lives is not only worthwhile, but will produce the results we are looking for if we take positive action.

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So after talking with me for 30 minutes, she quickly figured out that getting through these obstacles and achieving success had nothing to do with her current circumstances, and more to do with her mindset. She had originally made the decision to start the business, now she had to make the decision to follow through with purpose, determination, and positive action (by becoming productive at traffic generation).

She also had to make the decision to stand up to her husband and let him know that until he started helping her try to achieve success in the business so that they could better their family situation, that he was not allowed to make any negative comments. In fact, she let him know that if he did not have anything positive to say, to not say anything at all.

These decisions (as long as she sticks to them) will pay dividends in the near future for her new business. All that is left for her to do is to get to work and add some follow through to her decision making. This is the final step that takes the most amount of effort, but is what makes the journey we take with our businesses worthwhile.

We all have the ability within us to create whatever lifestyle that we want. We are not shackled by our circumstances like most people believe they are. If this were the case, then we would not see stories of people being homeless and then becoming multi-millionaires within a few years.

We would not see movies like "The Pursuit Of Happyness", where a person can go from living in poverty to very successful in a short amount of time. All it takes is making a decision and then sticking to that decision and following through.

I know that I make it sound simple in principle and your probably thinking that it is much harder than that, but it is NOT. Once the decision is made then the path to success opens up. The rest is up to you to follow through with positive and productive action. What are you pursuing today?

Wishing You Nothing But Success,

Juan Walker

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  1. This is so true. One of my favorite quotes is, "you are ecaxtly where you are in life because that is where you have chosen to be." (unknown) We all have made decisions in our lives to get us to where we are. Now, the question I ask myself everyday is, what decisions am I going to make today to be where I want tomorrow. Great post.