The Guide To Becoming Decisive
“Men who succeed reach decisions promptly, and change them, if at all, very slowly” Napoleon Hill
I recently returned from Tuscany where, unlike Puglia, the Internet works really well, the people mainly speak English and there’s a quintessential post card vibe to the place.
I was bored.
I worked on being positive about the place, knowing how excited he’d been about the possibility of us living there, in the land where infrastructure and open mindedness reins, (a novelty in Italy) but when it comes to decision making in life or business, if there’s not an emotional connection, an internal “yes” despite any obstacles , you’re wise not to commit.
Sure, Florence is a beautiful place, fit for any CityGirl desiring a taste of the old mixed with the luxuries of the new and steeped in the richest colours at this time.
But we’re driven by feelings not logic, and sensory pleasure won’t change that.
So in Tuscany we both learned that you can’t force yourself to like or want something and that the worst space to be in is to be indecisive and make no decision at all .
Ultimately the fastest way to become decisive is to practice making decisions on the spot and to stick with them as no amount of evaluating your values and weighing up the logical benefits of what’s on offer is going to support you,if in your heart it’s already a “no” for you.
The Guide To Becoming Decisive
1) Set up a morning routine.
If you’re a busy woman it’s likely you’re more disconnected from your feelings and intuition meaning you won’t trust yourself fully when it comes to making decisions.
Action: Do this meditation each morning for 40days and beam the word: “Decisiveness” , “Intuition” or “Trust” it’ll help you receive what you need then it’s up to you to follow through and start making decisions you actually stick to.
2) Ask a better question.
Ask the following questions upon awakening when you’re less likely to have so much brain noise and more likely to receive a true answer:
a) What do I need to know today?
b) What’s the no.1 thing I need to do today?
c) Is this (whatever you need a decision on) a “yes” or a “no”?
3) Do not self- abandon.
Too often you know the answer, you hear your truth , you have internally decided and then you let logic, the need for approval from others or fear of failure make you go against your decision and suddenly you’re on a detour from yourself and your success.
Action– Let your yes be a yes and your no be a no and have the guts to speak up on your decision or feeling as soon as you receive it, in doing so you’ll avoid arguments, resentments and you’ll build your boundaries and confidence in being a decisive leader your clients can trust.
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