My dad was in the Navy. As a boy growing up in Scotland, having a dad in the Navy had some cool spin-offs. We always had at least one boat in our driveway. He either bought them complete or built them from scratch. I remember him spending countless hours in his garage building a hull, one painstaking layer at a time.
The reward, of course, was the hours of pleasure we enjoyed in the boat when it was completed and he was home on leave.
While boating, he taught me how to turn the boat into stormy waves so that the boat attacks the waves head on to avoid capsizing.
The rudder on a boat is vital for direction, but without the boat moving forward, the rudder becomes totally useless. The rudder is essential in preventing the boat from wandering aimlessly.
As your relationship moves forward, which is essential for growth, your rudder becomes the decisions you make for your relationship. Your decisions influence the direction your relationship will take.
Making the wrong decision may take your relationship down the wrong path. Yet, it is much better to travel the wrong path and make a correction than it is to make no decision at all. Not making a decision keeps you adrift in water, where the storms of life can batter and even destroy your relationship. Give yourself permission to fail, because every failure learned from leads closer to success.
The key to making great decisions is to make lots of decisions and make them together. Evaluate the results and either change or fine-tune those decisions. You can’t make corrections, or enjoy the rewards, if you’re not moving.
Edrina and I have made many wrong decisions along the way and adjusted. We have made wrong decisions for ourselves as individuals, as a couple, and for our kids. Yet, we have kept going and gotten back on course, which has led to great decisions we can be proud of.
Get advice, get help, research if you need to, but above all, make a decision.
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