You’ve heard a million times that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. But, this first step is not physical.
My grandfather’s family lives in a remote village. More remote when I used to visit it as a kid.
Almost a mile before we reached our grandfather’s house, there stood a handpost, at the intersection of three roads.
We called the handpost, with a local name Kai Mara, which literally meant ‘a tree with hands’.
The handpost always mesmerized the child in me.
There, I used to stand under it, and raise hands and say: ‘the left hand directs me to one town, the right one to another. But I choose the middle one, which directs me to my grandfather’s village, where my heart wants me to go’.
The image of the handpost has always been with me ever since, helping me make my decisions.
Whenever I was in confusion, I would imagine myself standing below the handpost, and try to make a decision – Which is the right path for me? Which one my heart is really asking me to choose?
And whenever I took a decision, I felt myself as very powerful.
You might have felt it too.
Good or bad, take a decision, and instantly you will feel your personal power.
That is the power of integrity – integrating all your outflowing energy in one direction. It is so satisfying.
Indecision is a sin. It is like a chain tied you to the handpost.
Imagine yourself tied to a handpost. You’re struggling, weeping. While you remain there, your friends are moving on, from success to success.
Every time you are indecisive, you are at the handpost.
If you are seeking success and happiness in your life, you should not stay at the handpost for longer. You should remove the shackles of indecision and move on.
If the decision you make is wrong, you will soon know it. You will feel an uneasiness within. If it is the right one, you will feel the power.
But, why is the decision so powerful?
The power of decision
The problem with most people is – they don’t know what to do. Some people have dreams, but they are not determined to achieve it.
I have had friends who wanted to become novelists. But, I never saw them doing something for it. Such as reading classics, writing regularly and learning the craft. They kept on dreaming that someday somehow they would become ‘famous’ novelists.
The wishful thinking.
And behind this wishful thinking, there is an inherent thought – some day, SOMEBODY will make me a novelist.
Some fortune, some god-force or some guardians will bring it into my life. Isn’t it?
You dream like this and until the end of your life, you continue to dream. But, nobody in the universe will make you a novelist.
The only one person in the whole universe that can do it for you is YOU.
You DECIDE to do it, and you DO IT. Whatever it takes.
This decision TO MAKE IT HAPPEN is the greatest leap.
When you make this decision, different energies working within you come together to become one force. When this one force starts operating, the universe starts to set things up for your success.
Remember, you have a cosmic force inside you. But, if you don’t make a decision, the energy forms are moving with randomly, cancelling each other.
Making a decision is like turning on the ignition.
If you have not made a decision to what you want to create, achieve and become, you’re still under the handpost.
Divided in mind, wanted to be somewhere, living somewhere else.