Make a Decision, by Making a Decision

I make decisions quickly. Occasionally, I’ll reconsider and change my mind, mostly, I’m swift and sure. Not everyone is like me. I get that. Yet, we all have the capacity to make decisions. It’s a habit, to be able to do so quickly.


“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing,

the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do

is nothing.”


My husband (the dentist) and I love going to concerts. He’s a little more of a hard rocker than I am (Van Halen, AC DC, KISS). Ever since Billy Joel announced a few years that he would be playing quite a few concerts at Madison Square Garden, we said we wanted to go. We hadn’t even gone online looking for tickets or dates.


I just returned a few weeks ago from a trip to New York (I taught at the Orthodontic School at NYU). We talked about the fun I had taking our youngest daughter to see a Broadway Play (Wicked – it was FABULOUS), shopped SOHO, went up into the Empire State Building, and eating New York style pizza. Again, my husband mentioned wanting to see Billy Joel in New York. we’ve seen him at least ten times, but not at the  Garden.

This time, I said, “Let’s set a date and get tickets.” I made a decision, actually my husband did, he went online, we talked about my teaching again at NYU so making sure students were in school the same time we would be in New York. We wanted to schedule around his 30th reunion for Dental School, and the ADA Convention in Denver, and bought tickets.


When you make a decision, all sorts of things begin to move in your favor. – Tweet that


Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back,

always ineffectiveness.

Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is

one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills

countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment

one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.

All sorts of things occur to help one that would never

otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision,

raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and

meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed

would have come his way.

-William H. Murray

How does this relate to dentistry and YOU? Have you made a decision in how you want to show up as a dentist? How about your personal life? Until you make a decision for yourself, and learn to come from a vision, you will continue to have what you currently have. No increased joy, no increased production, no increased time for YOU.


Join the waitlist for the next opening of the Ultimate Dentist MasterMind (April 2016). Make a decision for yourself and your future.

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