Reversing the Decision Train Unsuccessful people base decisions on mood and feelings which leads to inaction and kills ambition. Here's how to turn this around.

By Peter Voogd

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In this video, Peter Voogd talks about how basing actions and decisions on moods and feelings is counterproductive. Instead, he recommends, act based on decisions which will lead to improved mood.

Voogd describes the "Decision Train," a series of steps that, for most people, begins with feelings (or mood) and leads to decisions and actions — or inaction. Deciding not to work out based on not wanting to, for instance, leads to missing the chance to improve yourself and your mood. Voogd points out that, "If you only do what you feel like, you're not going to do very much."

On the other hand, successful people act based on decisions informed by what's best for them regardless of mood or feelings. For them, action creates motivation and leads to better feelings.

Related: How the Elite Make Decisions

Peter Voogd

Leading Authority for Young Entrepreneurs

Peter Voogd is the author of the best selling book 6 Months to 6 Figures, as well as the founder of The Game Changers Academy. He's a leading authority on Gen y leadership who has trainedand inspired well over 4,500 entrepreneurs with his true story of going from dead broke to a six figure income within six months. His podcasts, videos, websites and social media reaches more than 200,000 people monthly.

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