On this week’s episode, I address the difference between being decisive and impulsive.
More people fail at what they attempt because of an undecided heart than any other reason.
- They’ll talk to their friends.
- Then talk to their family.
- Finally, they’ll make a decision.
- Then they’ll ask if they should have waited longer to make a decision.
- Then they’ll take the decision back.
- Life then becomes an ongoing analysis.
The question you need to ask yourself before making a decision is…Is this a wise thing to do?
- This is one of the best questions in life and one of the best questions to teach your kids to ask.
- It reveals what is ahead of you.
- If you’re asking if something is wrong, you’re going to rationalize the situation and keep pushing the envelope on what is “technically” wrong.
Andy Stanley states that direction determines destination—not intention.
- Intention has no power.
- Imagine how I would sound if I said, “I can’t believe Polly is treating me this way after everything I intended to do.”
The difference between being impulsive and decisive is wisdom.
- An important piece of wisdom is seeking out divine guidance.
- I count on being divinely guided.
What is wisdom?
- A deep understanding of principle.
- 3/4 of a principle gets you nothing; you must understand all aspects of the principle.
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