The Difference Between “Wanting” And “Deciding”


Our recent trip to Italy is the perfect metaphor for wanting something versus deciding to do something. Lori and I break down the layers of decision that it took for us to actually follow through and take this vacation, plus something really valuable that we learned from our friends about deciding to have a good life. We think it’s important to put markers in your year and create memorable experiences for yourself, even if it’s something local. Listen in to hear our reflections about our time on the Amalfi Coast and how we’re committing to getting outside of our element at least once a week from now on. 



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( 1:13 ) Welcome back to another He Said She Said episode of The Chris Harder Show.

( 2:49 ) Chris says, “People confuse wanting to do something with deciding to do something. And wanting and deciding are two very different things.”

( 3:51 ) Lori says, “Things will never slow down unless you plan for them to slow down. And the vacation is the interruption and the slowdown that is required for you to be able to run in business.”

( 5:26 ) Chris talks about the steps that it took to actually take their vacation to Italy. 

( 8:00 ) Lori says, “There’s so many things that you can do locally to create memorable experiences for yourself.”

( 10:21 ) Chris and Lori are going to decide one new thing they want to do each week.

How many things
do you want
to have,
but you haven't
decided to have?

You’re Going To Hear About:

  • The difference between wanting a good life and deciding to have a good life
  • Why things will never slow down unless you plan for them to slow down
  • Surrounding yourself with positive reinforcements to solidify your decisions
  • Practicing integrity and following through with your decisions
  • Budget-friendly ideas for how to get outside of your normal life

Resources Mentioned:

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