“I don’t know what to do with my life!” Have you ever said that? Are you now sitting on the sidelines wondering which play to make while you watch others moving the ball down the field? “How do they know what to do? How can they be so sure they’ve made the right decision?” Most of them would probably turn the question around to you and ask, “What are you waiting for—a permission slip?”

The difference between you—the indecisive one—and those who’ve made a decision is where you place your value. In your case, you’re concerned about whether the decision will be the right one. In their case, it’s a concern about wasted time. In their minds, it is far better to plan in pencil, take some action, and then revise as they go than it is to worry and wonder.

If You’re Not Sure of Yourself, at Least Be Sure of Life

It’s not about self-confidence so much as it is a confidence that life will spit out more answers as we move forward than if we await something to come and speak to us. This is my perspective. I’m not concerned with whether my latest decision is the best one, because I simply don’t know the future; and only by knowing the future can I be absolutely sure of the rightness of my choices.

This is where faith comes in. Not a religious faith per se, but rather a confidence that as you and I get involved in pursuing a direction that more will become clear to us as we grow in knowledge, ability, and experience. It’s as you work with something that you discover its true potential.

Move from the General to the Specific

Here’s how I do it. First, I always move from the general to the specific. I do this because most people who are paralyzed with making a decision are looking for something specific. They want to know EXACTLY what they’re supposed to do. They want to know ahead of time precisely who, what, where, and how. I’m sorry, but life will not grant you that luxury.

So, which is easier to decide, something general, or something specific? It’s always easier to decide something general. For example, I went to a two-year trade school to learn graphic design, but what I do now as a communications consultant is far removed from simply designing logos and book covers, but I had to start somewhere. I simply moved in the general direction of my basic skill set and then grew in other aspects of the trade until I’m now doing something more specific.

Get Your Ass Down the Road

During the journey of my professional life, I made some poor business decisions, but that is far better than if I would have put off deciding to go to school because I wasn’t completely sure about what I specifically wanted to do. Did I miss out on some things because of the choice(s) I made? Of course, because whenever you choose one direction, you’re obviously avoiding every other one. So what?

All the answers you’re looking for on the other side of your first decision to move in the general direction of your talents, abilities, and interests and then modifying your direction as you discover more. Until you make that first choice, time will continue to bleed your life away while you wonder what you’re missing. By making no decision, you’re made the worst one. What’s important is that you get in the car and get your ass down the road!

And remember, in whatever you do, don’t suck. Metal up!

If You’re Going to Make Good Decisions, Then You Need Wisdom. Here’s How to Get Some!

The Key to Controlling Your Life

Most failures are the result of bad decisions, and anyone who routinely makes bad decisions is someone who lacks wisdom. That’s why they can never get control of their future. They just keep repeating the past. Wisdom comes from the past—your past, as well as the past of others—but it determines the future.


There are numerous definitions for wisdom such as soundness of mind, having experience, or good judgment. These are all included in the concept of wisdom, but they fall short in the most important aspect of wisdom: action. And without action, you’re failure is guaranteed! Here’s what you’ll receive (5 audio mp3s):

  1. Without Wisdom You Will Fail
  2. How to Predict the Future
  3. Why You Must Improve Your Life
  4. How to Create a Better Future for Yourself
  5. Stop Living by the Past

Click to hear a sample of Wisdom: The Key to Controlling Your Life

The entire Life Domination Series is the better deal, but you can buy this individual series for just $19.97!
Safe, secure payment through PayPal, and YOU DON’T NEED a PayPal account. You can use your credit/debit card.

“Why the hell EVERYBODY doesn’t get into Metal Motivation is beyond my understanding! If you don’t take note of this, then you are seriously missing out on great things in your life.” ~ Rick

C. J. Ortiz
C. J. Ortiz

My mission is to help equip people to maximize their resources for a purpose greater than themselves. That's what my own mentors and teachers have done for me, and I'm paying it forward. Life can be merciless, and the world can be a messed up place, so what's needed is a stronger people that can both endure and overcome in life. My motto is, "In whatever you do, don't suck! Metal up!"

Leave a comment! Let me hear from you!

    13 replies to "Get Your Ass Down The Road! How to Decide What to Do With Your Life"

    • Slynnh2011

      nice job!

    • Thanks!

    • Daniel Keski-Nummi

      shit this hit a home truth for me man thanks guess its time to back my decision

    • Gj Harrison

      Love it as always dude.

    • You’re welcome, Daniel. Yes, the clock is ticking. Time to make and move on a decision!

    • Gj Harrison

      Love it as always dude.

    • Thanks, Gj. Always a pleasure to hear from you, my friend.

    • Devin Davis

      Good advice CJ! My first general decision is to Metal Motivate everyday and quit-my-bitchin’ so I can make a difference in my own life because all the ones depending on me will benefit from my own self improvement. This is an investment in the future of everyone in my life starting with me. m/, METAL UP, bro!

    • Wow. Very well said, my friend.

    • Devin Davis

      Thank you, C.J.!….I really like your personal coach idea with interactive forums and subscription based daily activities…..

    • Thank you!

    • Terry Summerbell

      “The difference between you—the indecisive one—and those who’ve made a decision is where you place your value. In your case, you’re concerned about whether the decision will be the right one. In their case, it’s a concern about wasted time”

      Such simple advice, so why have I never seen or heard it expressed like this before! I’m gonna stop wasting time thinking about what else I could be and just keep heading in the direction I’m in and see what comes of it. Time to stop wasting time!

    • C. J.

      Glad it was helpful, Terry.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.