Decisions make you powerful, active, focused, and ready to face your day.Indecision makes you procrastinate, lose initiative, gumption, and get up and go.When you get into the habit of making decisions quickly, and then sticking to them until they come to fruition, you gain strength.The habit of hesitating, second-guessing your strategy, holding back, and not committing weakens you.
But you won't get better at making and sticking to decisions if you leave the process to chance. This good habit won't develop by itself.You must decide to be decisive!.This needs to become its own affirmation: I am decisive. I make decisions quickly after checking the available facts. Then, I act on my decisions, accomplishing more than ever.
If you ever get stuck in a rut, where you're not achieving enough of the right things, or you feel listless, though you're otherwise in perfect health, ask yourself, "What decision have I failed to make?".Sometimes, the answer will surprise you.I didn't take a vacation for a long time, because I was undecided as to whether to do something active, like go skiing or surfing, or do something a little more passive, like visiting a big city to see some shows and museums.So, my vacation, which I really needed for refreshment, was put on a back burner until I got in touch with my inner athlete, and headed off to the slopes.
Once I saw what my indecision was about, it was easy to rectify it.If lots of things are piling up, you may have failed to decide which is your top priority. Once that is settled, you can do it, feel great about this accomplishment, and then generate some momentum for getting the rest of your matters done.If things habitually stack up, and you feel like Sisyphus, repeatedly pushing the same boulder up the hill, only to have it roll back toward you, then it's time to decide to be decisive, and this is nothing less than a change of habit.
If you find it hard to make this commitment, try setting a deadline!..Dr. Gary S. Goodman, President of www.Customersatisfaction.
com, is a popular keynote speaker, management consultant, and seminar leader and the best-selling author of 12 books, including Reach Out & Sell Someone®, You Can Sell Anything By Telephone! and Monitoring, Measuring & Managing Customer Service, and the audio program, "The Law of Large Numbers: How To Make Success Inevitable," published by Nightingale-Conant. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, worldwide. A Ph.
D. from USC's Annenberg School, a Loyola lawyer, and an MBA from the Peter F. Drucker School at Claremont Graduate University, Gary offers programs through UCLA Extension and numerous universities, trade associations, and other organizations in the United States and abroad. He holds the rank of Shodan, 1st Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate.
He is headquartered in Glendale, California, and he can be reached at (818) 243-7338 or at: email@example.com.
By: Dr. Gary S. Goodman