Posted by: successforrealpeople | October 11, 2008

What Will You Decide?

“I found every single successful person I’ve ever spoken to had a turning point. The turning point was when they made a clear, specific, unequivocal decision that they were not going to live like this anymore; they were going to achieve success. Some people make that decision at 15 and some people make it at 50, and most people never make it all.” ~Brian Tracy

I have had a few of these turning points myself.  After 12 years of marriage I finally decided that life was too short and I deserved to be loved and respected.  Once I made that decision I filed for divorce and made a list of the attributes that my next partner would need to have.  Four years later I met that man.  I now have the very relationship I had always dreamed of.

Another major turning point was when I decided to go to college.  I wasn’t enjoying the work I had been doing and I believed that a college education would offer me more opportunities and better pay.  Once I made that decision, I never looked back.  I had a 14 year run in a field that I enjoyed very much.  And here I am once again, making a decision to pursue another dream.  This time it’s writing.

It can be pretty scary to make a major change in your life.  We are comforted by the familiar, even when it no longer serves us.  But the truth is, you’ll never know what great opportunities are out there waiting for you if spend your life living with what’s comfortable and familiar.  Success comes to those who make a “clear, specific unequivocal decision that they were not going to live like this anymore…”  What decisions do you need to make to be successful?

Wishing you much happiness and success!


  1. This is wow. I appreciate you for what you have shared with us here. Now, your blog become turning point for what I am thinking right now about my life situation. Thank you

  2. Striving for success in your personal & professional life can be a very scary thing as you’ve noted, but, not to go for the gusto iin a sense when dealing with your own happiness, I think is tragic!

    You have a great site…I will be visiting often.


  3. Thank you both for your comments. I feel so fortunate to have come so far in life, I feel compelled to share it with others.


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