#7: Basix 1 - Choice, Decision & Commitment

#7: Basix 1 – Choice, Decision and Commitment

A decision without commitment is a HOPE. Decide what you want, then commit to it 100%.  99% Commitment is a bitch, 100% is a breeze – meaning 99% still leaves room for procrastination, failure and not following through. 100% commitment leaves no room for failure. You may stumble or trip, but with true commitment, you will get up and forge on forward!


Good morning guys, it’s another magic day out here.

In the last video, we spoke about looking after number one and getting back to Basix.

Today I want to talk about the first the Basix, and that’s choice, decision and commitment.

I’m Ian Schell and I’m glad to be alive.

So choice, decision and commitment, it’s the first of the Basix and it’s probably the most important one. Because without making your choices, decisions and committing to them, you might as well forget the rest of it.

No matter what we want to change in our life, whether it’s something small or something major, it all starts with a choice.

So pretty much any choice in life boils down to one of two things, you keep doing what you’re doing and that’s the safe option, or you make change and that is to step outside your comfort zone and face fear and the fear of the unknown.

A decision without a commitment is just a hope! The funny thing about commitment is that 99%  is a bitch and 100% percent is a breeze. And what I mean by this is, if you are 99% committed, you’re not quite 100% committed, that leaves room for procrastination, for failure, for not following through. Now if you’re 100% committed you will make it happen regardless. There’s no room for procrastination, there’s no room for failure, you might trip, you may stumble, but you’ll get back on that bandwagon you’ll keep forging your way forwards.

So 2 years ago, in the depth of my depression, I felt like I was stuck in a hole, I felt like there was no way out. I felt trapped and ultimately there was only one choice that I could make and that was a decision to make change in my life, to find a solution and to do what was hard. And I was absolutely committed to that because I’d had enough, and it was either give up or get cracking and it was the second option which I took, and I’m so thankful for that every day.

And it would be the same for anyone else, if you really want to make a change, if you want to get out of depression, if you want to lose weight. No matter what it is you want to change in your life, you first need to make that decision and commit to it 100% hundred percent because if you don’t make that commitment you won’t succeed.

Look at the end of the day we all make decisions and sometimes they’re the wrong decisions, but until you actually make a decision and move down one path, you wont know that you made the wrong decision until you started down that path. And that’s where course corrections come in, if you head down one path and you realize that it’s the wrong way, then you can try and course correct and take a different path. But until you’ve made a decision and start moving in a direction, there’s no chance for finding the right path.

So if you are ever having trouble making a decision,  there’s a couple of good guides that you can use, now, if you if you’re not sure which way to go, look at your fear, quite often it’s the the option that you fear the most which is the the path that you may need to take. And that’s one way of looking at it. Another way is a saying which goes ‘What’s in the way, IS the way’. Now there’s a book about it, and I know I got the title wrong, but it’s the principle is simple: What’s bothering you, what keeps persisting at you, what keeps getting inthe way, is usually the way that you need to take. Because until you face that and until you forge your way through it, it’ll keep getting in the way, it’ll keep being a problem.

So face what’s hard, face your fear and make the change.

So just to recap, a decision without a commitment is just a hope. Decide what it is that you want, commit to it 100% and that takes any chance of failure out of it. Once you have that commitment, it makes it easy to forge through the hard times, to do the tough things, to face your fears and the fear of the unknown. You may stumble on the way but, with 100% commitment, you get back up and keep trying.

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Love and light to you and I hope you have a fantastic day!



About The Author

Ian Schell

Ian is a machine designer who has fought a long-standing battle with depression and won. Ian's vision is simple: 'Create a better world through growth, progress and innovation'.