“Unless your heart, your soul, and your whole being are behind every decision you make, the words from your mouth will be empty, and each action will be meaningless. Truth and confidence are the roots of happiness.” ~ Pietro Aretino …
Here we are presented with a very important concept: if we are not a hundred percent behind the decisions we make, and the words we speak–with all our heart and soul–then our actions are meaningless. And either this is a damning admonition to those of us who live our lives void of principle and purpose, or it is a stark reminder of the important responsibilities we each are tasked with in this life.
We are constantly faced with making decisions throughout our lives. Many of these will seem to be inconsequential, but they are not. Every decision will have some effect on our lives and on the lives of those around us–they will determine our direction, commitment, and experience in life. There is no joy, happiness, or satisfaction available to us in empty words and meaningless action.
One of the great corollaries of basing our lives on truth, confidence, and principles, is that the decisions we are faced with in our lives become quite simple. No longer do we have to weigh how popular it is, or even how important it is; all we have to know is that it is right, just, and necessary.
Each action holds within it the potential to further enrich our lives with happiness. But we must put our heart and soul into the decisions that we make, and we must make them with the conviction and confidence that what we are doing is based on how we truly feel, and what we genuinely believe.
Speak with truth and confidence; act with purpose and meaning.
Questions to consider:
How important is decision-making in your life?
Do you make decisions with all your heart and soul? If your heart is not there, then what exactly do those decisions mean?
What are we saying to others when we do not put our whole selves behind our decisions? Would you consider this to be untruthful in any way?
For further thought:
“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” ~ Roy Disney