The Yes Test
Is it a “Hell Yes!”? If not, then it’s a “No.”
In the book, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, there is an entire chapter on decisions and The Power of a Made-Up Mind. In reading about the necessary habits for financial freedom, I realized that the ability to make clear decisions was an area where I struggled.
According to Hill, “Those who reach decisions promptly and definitely, know what they want, and generally get it. The leaders in every walk of life decide quickly and firmly. That is the major reason why they are leaders. The world has a habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going.”
Do you know where you are going?
I wanted to be able to make decisions quickly and firmly, but I felt far more comfort on the fence. The answer to my problem came years later while listening to the Tim Ferriss Show Podcast when I heard a phrase that I would never forget. “If it’s not a ‘Hell Yes,’ it’s a ‘No.’” This was the strategy that I’d been waiting for! Not only was it a way to help me make clear decisions, but it was also a tool that assisted me in another area where I was challenged, setting and sticking to clear boundaries.
Now, whether I am shopping in a grocery store, or deciding whether to accept an offer for a major speaking engagement, I use the “Hell Yes” test. This has become the compass that directs me toward the clear path to where I really want to go.
Where are you wavering on making a clear decision in your personal or professional life?
Is it a “Hell Yes!”? …if not, then it’s probably a “No.”
This week I challenge you to choose the life you desire instead of letting life choose you.
I am great at making decisions.
I am confident and courageous.
I trust myself.
Master Your Mind + Master Your Body + Master Your Money = Manifest a Life You Love
Monica Marie Jones www.MonicaMarieJones.com