Feed Your Decisions

by Michael Berry on July 13, 2014

Many of you have planted a tree, started a garden, parented an infant or become owner of a newborn pet. If you’ve had the experience , you quickly learn that in order to maintain the life you’ve taken responsibility for, you have to feed it, nurture it and protect it. Without your care, situations can quickly evolve into a direction that doesn’t serve the best interest of those living things under your charge.

The same principle applies to your decisions.

For a moments think of your decisions as living, breathing things of which you are now in charge. As they are born, or planted, in your mind, they begin to take on an identity of their own – which collectively become your new you! But this can only happen if you tend to them, nurture them, care for them, cherish them, and feed them by keeping your behavior in line with those choices.

How you act determines the lifespan of your decisions! Acting in line with your decision gives those choices life and growth.

The quickest way to have your decisions not create results in your life is to abandon them. Decisions are organic. They become a fabric of your life experience. And just like a garden, those decisions you’ve planted will prosper, or not, depending on how you care for them.

For the best results in your life, don’t abandon the decisions you’ve made as long as they are in line with your desired future. Feed them! Nurture them! As you make decisions in direct line with your North Star and your life’s Compass Heading, they will produce results in your life – they have to! Your decisions will sprout life and create a new life experience for you.

Personal development is our business and our life.
Michael Berry
In personal development we learn that “we all see and experience the world not as it is, but as we are”.

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Leeann February 8, 2011 at 4:37 pm

It is so important that we have confidence in the decisions that we make. Making the proper decisions are essential to our progression. Even if we make a decision and it appears that later is was not the best we can learn from that for the future. Thanks for this great post!

Michael Berry February 10, 2011 at 6:02 pm

You’re welcome Leeann and thank you for your comments. You got it.

Anonymous February 9, 2011 at 3:02 am

Fantastic post!! I especially like when you said “How you act determines the lifespan of your decisions” That pretty much says it all. The analogy of caring for a child, nurturing it, feeding it really hit the nail on the head in comparing nurturing one’s decisions. Definitely gave me a new perspective to how I handle my decisions. Thanks for sharing!!
Looking forward to your next post:)

Michael Berry February 10, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Thank you so much Trish. I’m glad you found value in it.

Paulcline7 February 12, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Decisions are truly alive! Glad you brought this up … Most people think that decisions have a limited life-span. Some do … some don’t! Good to know which is which!

Thanks! – Paul


Michael Berry February 14, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Thanks for your comments Paul. You’re right some decisions don’t have a limited life span.

Willena Flewelling February 20, 2011 at 7:39 am

Great analogy, Michael!

Just a few months ago I became the owner of a newborn kitten. Mama is older, and this kitten was perhaps premature… at any rate he was born 30 hours before the 2nd one. He had trouble finding the milk source, and his mama left him alone a lot. I played doula for those 30 hours, helping him to stay with mama. When his brother and sister came along, he was fine. Today he is still the tiny one, but is strong, chubby and full of mischief!

Anything worth having is worth working for, even to the tune of lack of sleep at times.

Willena Flewelling

Michael Berry February 21, 2011 at 10:54 pm

It’s such a great feeling to take care of something and watch them not only survive but thrive. Thanks for your comments Willena.

Brock Blohm August 14, 2011 at 1:35 pm

“How you act determines the lifespan of your decisions!”
I swear, I just heard gospel music as I read those lines! 🙂

You hit the nail right on the head here! How you think, how you feel, and most importantly how you act and REact determine everything. Feed your decisions – as long as they are good ones 😉

Michael Berry August 15, 2011 at 8:50 am

Thanks for your comments Brock. It’s important to note that you feed all your decisions good or bad. Even the bad ones will assist you in your journey.

Al October 4, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Hey Mike that was good stuff. I agree we fuel all of our descisions either for better or for worse!

Jane Araguel October 5, 2011 at 4:13 am

Very inspiring as usual. I have never thought of my decisions in that way. This is a very nice way to look at the decisions you make or want to make. Having this post in mind I will try to feed every decision that I make.

Michael Berry October 5, 2011 at 10:45 am

Thanks for your comments Jane.

Michael Berry October 5, 2011 at 10:52 am

You got it. Glad to be of assistance.

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