Today I was listening to one of those motivational videos. The guy giving the speech was saying how most people do not know how to make decisions, and you have to know how to make decisions. He mentioned how successful people knows how to make fast decisions. If you really want something you have to decide to go after it and commit to it. Hearing him talk about decision making gave me a lot to think about. In a few of my past posts I’ve mentioned how indecisive I am. It’s so hard for me to make decisions (doesn’t matter how big or small), and so many people around me are the same way. I can’t speak for others, but I know my reason for it is because I am so afraid of making the wrong decision. I feel like I have to be very sure about any decision I make.
I remember hearing stories from people who said: “well, I wanted to move to New York (or I wanted to move to LA) and I just packed up and left with nothing but 100 dollars in my pocket.” I’ve always found those stories to be very brave and bold because I know I could never decide something like that without a plan. I can be impulsive at times, but not with big things like moving to a different city with very little money (an expensive city at that). However, I still want to be able to confidently make decisions (especially career wise). The speaker stated how you only have to know what you want. “Want is the only prerequisite for making a decision.” We should say what we want and be specific. Put that energy out there in to the universe.
Moving Forward, I want to try to change my habits. I knew that being so indecisive was an issue, but in a different way. I never thought of it in a way that the speaker explained. I’ve always been afraid to say what I wanted to do out loud, out of fear. I feel like if I don’t make a clear-cut decision, I won’t set myself up for disappoint. I guess it’s a defense mechanism that I’ve picked up throughout the years. Hopefully I can break the chain. I want to start declaring exactly what I want without fear. I don’t want to keep floating around. I’ve came a long way from just a year ago, but my decision making still needs a lot of work. If you’re indecisive like me then join me with committing to making a change. It won’t be easy, and it will take time, but we will break the habit! I’m going to start with small decisions and work my way up. I want to be the kind of person who knows exactly what they want. Stay Tuned! 😉
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