I Have a Decided Heart! …Decision #4

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I Have a Decided Heart! …Decision #4


In Andy Andrews’ book, The Traveler’s Gift, he talks about 7 Decisions that determine personal success.


The 4th one deals with “PASSION.”


  • I am passionate about my vision for the future.
  • The power to control my direction belongs to me.
  • Today, I will begin to exercise that power.
  • I will awake every morning with excitement about opportunities for growth and change.
  • I have dreams.
  • My hopes, passions and vision for the future is my existence.
  • My course has been charted and my destiny is assured.



Daniel 1:8 talks about how Daniel “purposed in his heart.”  He DECIDED before hand what his values were. He DECIDED in advance about his destiny, his future and how he would make decisions in life. 


My own experience has been, when I decide in advance, there’s no hesitation or second guessing. If I’m going to get up early and go to the gym, I don’t decide at 5:00 am. I decide no later than the night before.


“Where the values are clear, the decisions are easy.”



Decision #1:  No More Excuses!

Decision #2:  Knowledge is Power!

Decision #3:  Taking Action Works!


Stay tuned for the next 3 decisions…



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Comments (14)

Joe Kenny
Realty Executive Midwest - Darien, IL
Better Than Your Average Joe

I left a party early tonight so that I could catch up in the rain.  I have never done that before. I'm starting to make the better choices as of late.

Mar 18, 2011 04:49 PM
Lola Audu
Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate - Grand Rapids, MI
Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!

I'm glad that I stopped by to read this inspirational post.  Thank you. :)

Mar 18, 2011 04:52 PM
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Don - After watching Andy Andrew's on a PBS show, I was hooked and have all his books and CD's. He's very inspirational and it's amazing he is where he is, from where he came. I found so much inspiration in just how he published his own book, when nobody else would and became an overnight sensation. I think I'll listen to him in my car tomorrow for a little more inspiration - thanks for the reminder!

Mar 18, 2011 05:03 PM
Don Wixom
RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
"Looking out for your next move..."tm

Joe, great job by you! "If we discipline ourselves, others won't have to."

Lola, Thank you for stopping by!

Kristine, my wife just got to meet him this week at a conference. I guess he is quite the energetic speaker!?

Mar 18, 2011 05:12 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Don, an excellent book from Andy. I happen to listen to him at one of the conferences about all 7.

It sounds fresh in your posts - sort of revising them..

Mar 18, 2011 08:23 PM
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Don,  I am enjoying your series - it is great.  I put the book on my must have list.

Mar 19, 2011 11:34 AM
Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty 916.408.5500 - Roseville, CA
Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments

Don, I think passion is an essential ingredient in the recipe for personal success...so it's great to hear that you have it! :)


Mar 25, 2011 09:57 AM
Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365
Frankly Real Estate Inc. - Manchester, MD
Specializing in Carroll Co., MD

Don ~ This sounds like a must read. Thanks for sharing.

Mar 26, 2011 08:53 AM
Don Wixom
RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
"Looking out for your next move..."tm

Praful, thanks for stopping by!  My wife was able to meet Andy at a conference in CA last month.

Gary, I hope you find it enjoyable!

Leilani, I believe I do & it makes a world of difference! Thank you!

Diane, I hope you get the chance to read it!

Apr 02, 2011 03:33 PM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

We need to know who we are and have made decisions about how to handle some situations before the situation arises. 

Love this post.

Apr 26, 2011 03:40 PM
Don Wixom
RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
"Looking out for your next move..."tm

Thanks Judi!

Apr 28, 2011 04:49 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

I like the message of this one, Don.

I added you as an associate for potential referrals later on, as well as subscribed to your blog. I work in an area of Silicon Valley (Santa Clara County) with Lynbrook High School and other Cupertino, San Jose, Santa Clara, Los Gatos, Campbell, Monte Sereno and Saratoga, Calif. homes. Please consider adding me as an associate (or subscribing to my blog) as well and hopefully we can do business together in the future.

Jun 24, 2011 08:48 PM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Hey Don~ I'm familiar with the book, but I don't think I've ever read it.  Thanks for the reminder!

Jun 27, 2011 03:58 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm with you on those. #2 and 3 are absolutely crucial.

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