Hmmm…should I do it or shouldn’t I? I’m going to wait and think about it for a while before I make my decision…I need to get more information.
I will get back to you on it.
I will do it tomorrow, next week, next month, next year.
Yeah right…sure you will. Does this sound familiar? Does it sound like you?
Well, this is how most people make decisions. They don’t make them at all because they are scared to take a risk, afraid of making the wrong decision, afraid of change. They just wait and wait and wait and never actually decide to do anything. That is why they continue to get what they have always gotten in life and don’t get what it is they really want.
Not being decisive and making quick decisions is one of the biggest success killers in life and business because one of the most important components to getting what you want is making a lot of decisions quickly with very little information. It’s about going with your instinct. Successful people understand that to get what you want you must operate with a strong sense of urgency. Because to get what you want especially in this day and age, you must accelerate in all aspects of your life, even if it means living with a few more ragged edges.
You have to be 100% focused on action.
Successful people don’t get bogged down in endless preparation and evaluation trying to get things perfect before making a decision. Of course making smart decisions and high quality is crucial, but it must come quickly. You can’t sacrifice speed. Learn to fail fast, fix it, and race on. This is how you create radical breakthroughs.
Not only does being decisive get you in action toward accomplishing your goals, but it gets it out of your head. Think how many unmade decisions you have floating around in your head right now that are taking up space and your time. Instead of making a decision and then actually doing something productive to accomplish your goals, you are debating all of those unmade decisions in your head all of the time whether you know it or not. Unmade decisions are the parking brake of life, let it go!
Imagine how much more productive and happy you would be if you would just make the commitment to be decisive and not waiver ever again.
Here is a great piece of advice someone gave me several years ago. Don’t go with your head and don’t go with your heart because more times than not they are in conflict with one another and you will never be able to make the decision.
Go with your gut! Don’t over think it because your first instinct is almost always right. If it feels right just do it and do it with focus and intensity. What does your gut tell you to do about each of those unmade decisions floating around in your head right now?
Quit procrastinating. Start making decisions, so what if you fail, failure is the key to success. You learn what not to do the next time. Fail fast and move on!
Make is a powerful week!!!!!
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