I googled "what happens when you decide" and the main things that pops is "what happens when you decide not to pay your taxes"....Which is clearly a whole other path we can take here but, something I found when I dug in was "what happens when we decide to live our dreams", and then I thought, decide, hey that's a verb, thats an action word not a reaction word.
It is rear wheel drive baby, its push, its predetermined and get the job done oriented. It gets mixed up with "Do", but do is past tense, it has no passion, it refers to the accomplishment of a task, not the choice of a future. So lets see what happens when we continuously "decide" to push for our goals!
de·cide - (verb) Definition: come to a resolution in the mind as a result of consideration. Cause to come to a resolution. Make a choice from a number of alternatives. "she had decided on her plan of action"
Here are 8 things that happen when we DECIDE to live our dreams!
1.) You'll See it Everywhere!
Once you commit to living your dreams, the lids blinding your eyes will be lifted. A completely new world will be opened to your view. You will notice opportunities that have been in your reach all along, ones your conscious mind simply didn’t pay heed to.
2.) You’ll learn, grow and understand quickly.
Once you’ve made the leap, you’ll have a thirst for knowledge, wisdom and understanding. You become both student and teacher. You will become a sponge, soaking up everything you can, creating loads of neural connections and schematic networks. You’ll learn the left-brained logic and rules so your right brain can have limitless freedom to break the rules and create.
3.) You’ll stop worrying about—and instead anticipate—the future.
Once you’ve made your decision, you have nothing to worry about. You are a magnet attracting nothing but brilliance. Every day is a step closer to your ideal than the last. The future is only getting better and better. You are in creation mode.
4.) People Will Enter Your Life to Help -
When you are on a dedicated mission, people will come to your aid to help you make it real. This is the essence of Seth Godin’s book Tribes. When you are ready to go, here’s what you will find: Mentors who will teach you and radically accelerate your progress. Fans and supporters. Students who want to learn.
5.) You’ll feel inclined to do things you never considered before You are no longer rigid in your thinking. You’re open to whatever you feel inspired to do, even if—in the moment—it feels extremely uncomfortable. You no longer operate based on how you are feeling in the moment. You expect to be inclined to do things yourself and others might be uncomfortable with. You are completely open. You are moving.
6.) You’ll often be misunderstood
By nature, having a sense of vision is weird to most people. Being real and authentic is weird. It’s unusual and it’s rare. It’s peculiar. And many people will misunderstand you. A lot of people won’t get what you’re about or why you’re doing what you’re doing. Most of them mean well. They simply don’t get it, and are afraid of what they don’t understand.
7.) You’ll be completely transparent about the good, the bad and the ugly
Most people inflate their goodness and minimize their failings and shortcomings. However, beyond your point of no return, you no longer care about looking stupid. You’re more concerned with the truth. You want deep and intimate connections. Your relationships are a sacred space where you and those you love can be completely authentic. Your faults intensify the love other people have for you, and vice versa.
8.) You’ll put yourself out there more It will initially be embarrassing to start putting yourself out there. But you’re not going to let your ego get in the way of your vision. So you’ll put yourself out there at the expense of looking foolish.
Here is the full list!
So much of success in any arena is a mind game, not just the game when your in the room or working on a project but the mind game to keep your mentality shining bright even when things don't seem to be clicking on all cylinders. I chanllenge you to check in with your self and see if you are currently in that "decide" mode or if you have switched to just knocking out tasks. It's never to late to make a change.