The etymology behind certain words can be so revealing sometimes – the word “decision” among them.

The Latin of the word decision literally means, “to cut off.” Making a decision is about “cutting off” choices – cutting you off from some other course of action. Now that may sound a little severe and limiting, but it’s not. It’s liberating.

You see, having many choices is great; but at some point, if we’re going to get to where we want to go, and if we’re going to attain what we want to attain, then we need to make some decisions.

Don’t view making a decision as a debilitating thing. It’s not actually “cutting you off,” as the root of the word may suggest. In fact, making a decision frees you from the shackles of endless choices so that you can get to where you want to go.