In order to reach a goal correct decisions must be made the majority of the time. There are two different avenues that can be taken when making decisions. First, there are decisions that are based on circumstances or in other words, conditions tied to an event or action. The second, is decisions that are based on truth.

 This applies to every area of life but let’s focus on the body.

When relying on circumstantial decisions, a choice is made to achieve the outcome desired at that moment, rather than letting focus remain on a basic truth. For example, “I will just have this cookie now and make up for it in my workout tomorrow morning.” The reasoning behind this logic is based on a desire to enjoy a momentary pleasure at the sake of delaying progress in the body. This one act is not that big of a deal, but in reality it is a slippery slope to allow circumstances to influence our choices too heavily.

Decisions based on truth will always lead you to your ultimate goal. These decisions are all about doing what is right for you in the long run and will ensure the best outcome. It is taking a moment before giving in to an indulgence, to bring to mind all of the many reasons WHY you made this commitment to yourself in the first place. Truth based decisions are obviously the better route, so what stops us from always making decisions this way?

Basically, it is easy to be distracted, lose focus, question goals when the going gets tough, and a lot of times it comes down to a lack of planning. As we allow ourselves to make decisions based on truth it builds confidence and helps us trust in not only our decisions making skills, but also that the results DO COME when we follow a solid plan.

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Much love,

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Steph Hurd


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  • Kristi

    Reply Reply September 16, 2013

    You’re messages are so amazing!!! Thank you so much for this inspiration-unreal.

  • SK

    Reply Reply September 17, 2013

    How did you know? This is just what I needed to hear because yes it is a slippery slope & I have a hard time stopping once I give in, even just a little. Truth.

    • Carlee

      Reply Reply December 28, 2016

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      Reply Reply February 8, 2017

      Very interesting information!Perfect just what I was searching for! “Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning.” by John Henry Cardinal Newman.

  • Steph

    Reply Reply September 19, 2013

    Thank you Kristi. You inspire all of us!

    • Eagle

      Reply Reply December 28, 2016

      At last, soomnee who comes to the heart of it all

  • Steph

    Reply Reply September 19, 2013

    SK, I read minds 😉 Haha! Honestly, I needed to write it as much as you needed to read it I think. It seems that we all need simple reminders of basic things we already know just as much as we need to learn the latest and greatest. Thanks for the comment!

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