There are always choices in life. People are going to pull you in all directions. Where you end up is a direct result of how wise your decisions are.
— Colleen Coble
I had a final coaching call with a client last week, during our last conversation, we spoke about the power of our decisions. I had watched her make and navigate some decisions that felt big and scary to her one of them was with regards to doubling the prices in her business. She spoke about how much her mindset has shifted away from lack to abundance thinking and as a result, she doubled her price and started working with a fantastic client, invested in a professional photo shoot and feels really positive and good about her business and life (you can read her full testimonial here).
It got me thinking about the power of the decisions that we make, and that actually we create our reality one decision at a time. For example, Sylvia (above client) didn’t have to invest in coaching with me, in fact, she was initially looking for a business coach. She didn’t have to do the work she did in and out of sessions over the last 6 or so months but she did. She didn’t have to double her prices or invest in her business, but she did. These were decisions that she made which created a change in her life.
We all make decisions every day, and I guess often we aren’t even aware that we are doing it because they seem so small and trivial. But each decision that we make takes us down a path and by the end of the day we could theoretically have a totally different day to the version of us that might exist in a parallel universe.
The Anatomy of Decisions
Each decision we make has an effect, whether it’s to eat that food we know we shouldn’t do but what the heck we decide to do it anyway because it tastes so good. Or whether it’s a bigger decision like leaving a job or relationship.
In fact, every decision we make tells us what we think and believe. Whenever we make a decision, it’s like we are saying to ourselves:
“I will go down this road because I believe it will result in (insert outcome)”.
And each decision we make comes with its own energy or fuel which drives it.
Some of our decisions will be fear-fuelled and some will be faith-fuelled, not only do they feel different but again they also reveal more about what you think and believe.
For example, we make fear-based decisions when we are afraid of losing something we believe we possess and is important to our sense of self. On the other hand, we make faith-fuelled choices when we believe that we will receive something that we may not have but possibly could that will be important to us.
Fear-based decisions are the result of wanting to hold onto things that we feel are tangible realities in our life and faith-based decisions are the result of wanting to experience/have something that we can’t see or feel now but believe exists.
And the funny thing is that once we decide based on faith or fear because it is energy and the sole purpose of energy is to do, create and produce, we create an outcome aligned to the initial energy that we made our decision with. If dogs and animals can pick up on someone’s energy, you can be sure that people will also respond to the energy we give out on a subconscious level. In fact, research shows that most of the way we communicate is non-verbally and at an unconscious level. We can sense faith and fear, we can see it in someone’s walk, their talk, their demeanour and actions and it impacts us, we are drawn to them or not based on where we are at energetically.
Take Sylvia for example, for her investing in her business was a faith-based decision (don’t get me wrong, I’m sure she felt afraid and anxious but, there was also a determination and an undercurrent of belief that led her to make that decision). Inside of her, there was positive belief energy which led her to take certain actions which the world responded back to, and one response was a client wanting to work with her. If she had made a fear-based decision instead to not invest or invest out of fear it wouldn’t have had the same effect or result.
I think that’s why you hear more people talk about regret whenever they make a fear-based decision that goes wrong than you do of people who make a faith-based decision that doesn’t work out. Depending on whether we are coming from a place of lack or abundance, we get to see it as a mistake or a lesson.
Our decisions show what we believe and have faith in, and as scripture says that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. So I always find it amusing is that most of the clients I work with say that they have no faith or limited belief but they actually have some of the deepest faith and belief resources I have seen. You see the work I do doesn’t tend to be tangible, I can’t tell you that I’ll help you lose weight in 30 days or bring 20 clients in 3 months which means I attract people who can already see the results they desire for themselves.
Now, believe it or not, this actually ties into hypnotherapy because these individuals are subconsciously envisioning a different reality for themselves and it’s probably why they experience so much transformation. Anyway, I diverge, what I mean is, they already have a vision that they hope for and are looking for a way to bring it to life. This is faith because they make that scary decision to believe that it is possible even though they can’t see or feel it and then do the work to manifest the evidence in their life which matches what they have envisioned. I think this is what James meant when he said, show me faith and I’ll show you works.
I am always a proud mother bird whenever I get to the end of working with my clients because I know that the transformation came with each decision and resolution they made to believe. So I dedicate this post to Sylvia and all my clients past, present and future who have decided to choose faith over fear, keep on doing so and creating a life that fills you with much joy, purpose and happiness.
Part of the work I do with clients is to help them make more faith-aligned decisions over fear-based ones so that it becomes easier for them to believe, trust and see the evidence of their faith in their lives. I currently have 1 coaching spot open, so if you’ feel this is something that you might need and would like to find out more, visit this page and fill out the form to arrange a time to have a no-obligation call.