The Coin Toss: Why You Can’t Decide and What It’s Costing You

In life you have to be decisive. There are consequences no matter what you choose and I hope you realize that even telling yourself you’re not going to make a decision is a decision that has it’s own consequences. Sometimes you don’t know what the ramifications of your action or inaction until you get down the road a ways and can look back while in others situations it is immediately clear.

There were 2 scenes in the movie “No Country for Old Men” that illustrated 2 different outcomes, but not so different in the way they played out. The problem with both of the ‘victims’ in these scenes is that neither one of them wanted to make a decision. One victim didn’t decide and her fate was different than the guy who after much threatening was bullied into making a decision that saved his life.

That’s what it looks like to live from a place of fear.

I can guarantee you that a person who has achieved great success in life or amassed great wealth would have responded quickly. Why? Because they are aware of their surroundings. They pay attention to all the verbal and non-verbal cues when they are having a conversation and they would have made a decision about this stranger who was confronting them with this choice before he ever asked the question.

They also trust their gut, their intuition, their higher self, whatever you want to call paying attention to the Universe.

Part of being an intelligent risk taker is learning to be flexible, resourceful and resilient. To achieve a breakthrough to free yourself from the locks that have up until this point prevented you from reaching the level of success you’d like to have in your life you’ll need to learn how to do what super successful people do. They respond creatively and imaginatively by seeing the big picture.

There’s no guarantee that every decision you make will be the right one, but your judgment gets better with practice and so do your odds of making good decisions for yourself. Successful are also able to bounce back from resistance rather than be broken by it. They think outside the box by being flexible enough to look at other perspectives and options.

Greatness comes from continuing through to the finish in the face of resistance. Flexibility gives you the power to return to your center. Your personal manifesto, which you received a special report on how to create when you signed up for this ezine, keeps you focused on who you are and what your purpose is.

Do you find yourself putting off making decisions that seem scary and you’re not sure how they are going to turn out?Stop it. I’m serious stop it now. Start stepping outside of the box and take a chance.

There are 3 questions to ask yourself:

  1. Ask yourself, “What’s the worst thing that could happen?”
  2. Then ask, “What will I do if it does?”
  3. Lastly, “What’s the est result I could get if I take action now?”

Now you have a plan of action for how you’ll handle it if the worst happens, which it rarely does. But the good part is, now you don’t have to worry about ‘what if” anymore because you have a plan. And most likely you realized that nothing that bad would happen anyway, so go for what you really want. Step up and step out and enjoy the success it brings.

I’ve linked to video clips of both scenes from so you can watch it.

In the first scene the killer, who immediately makes the man nervous, starts asking him simple questions that make him so nervous he wants to close up and run away. Then the killer asks the man to call the toss of the coin at one point in their conversation and the guy is so reluctant to call the coin toss because he needs to know first what he stands to win. You’ll see where it goes from there.

Video #1

The 2nd scene is with a woman. She tells him he has no cause to harm her. Given the same option of calling the coin, she refuses because she knows what’s going to happen. If she would have made a decision do you think the outcome may have been different?

Video #2

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