Decisiveness – The Pillar of Success

Not all decisions in life are good and lead to the pristine path of success. Acceptance of this fact helps us to take crucial decisions at critical times in life and this is how millionaires are born. Point blank.

Indecisiveness is a hindrance to success which only consumes a good amount of energy which could be actually used to direct your life on a better path ahead. It slows you down and your power to succeed in life. On the other hand, Decisiveness is a skill that can add “bells and whistles” in the pursuit of your success. And being decisive is not only making decisions but also sticking to them. When most of the people fail to do the latter part, success strikes the ones who realize the power of sticking to their decisions. While talking about the leadership, again decisiveness plays a big role. People who have the ability to make correct real-time decisions in life often become great leaders.

Few tips to become more decisive in your life:

  1. Do not Rush in to take big steps

Do not let you yourself or anyone else to pressurize you while taking big and important life decisions. Take your own time to perform an effective analysis before you jump to any conclusion. There will be times when the speed of the business in the world around you will force you to make quick decisions but you need to learn to deal with such tricky situations.

  1. Drop the pursuit of perfection

Being a good decision maker is about measuring feedback and making great choices. It is about making mistakes, learning from them, and never repeating them. There is nothing called ‘perfection’ when it comes to decision making. But there are educated plans which need to be adapted and modified to suit your requirements.

  1. Streamline your decisions

Streamline the decisions that you make in your life. Break the big decisions into small ones, test, evaluate and modify them as per your demand.

By doing this, you reduce the risks involved in the whole process thus improving the chances of success.

  1. Evaluate the best and the worst cases

Evaluation and assessment play a significant role in the process of decision making. When in a dilemma, assess the decision and question yourself, ‘What will happen if the decision proves to be wrong?’, ‘What is the worst case associated with the decision?’ etc.

The answers to such questions will give clarity about the importance of your decisions and its impact on your overall life.

  1. Don’t look back or doubt yourself

Self-doubt is a barricade to your path of success and mostly leads to failure. After you take a decision, be confident about it. Understand that you have clearly assessed all the pros and cons before taking the decision. This would be helpful in bringing back your lost self-esteem and the much-needed self-confidence in you.

Gather the best information possible, and give it some honest, objective thought. Then, progress and proceed with your decision.

In life, there will be situations when we have to change the route because we failed to make the “best” decision. But changing route at some time is much better than being continually crippled by indecision.

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