Learning to be Decisive

May 28, 2018

What is the definition of decisive?  Having the power or quality of deciding.  Resolute, determined.  If you're confused and unable to make decisions, then you get stuck and can't move forward.

Do you sometimes feel your life is tossed to and fro,
subjected to the prevailing wind?

I was listening to a podcast about decision making the other day.  The number one reason for making decisions - it saves time.  

My Mr. B and I were with two other couples, trying to decide what to do after dinner, should we go for a ride?  There was a lot of, "I don't care, you decide."  Finally one person spoke up and made a decision.  She later apologized and said, "I hope that didn't come across as rude."  I assured her that her being decisive was just what we needed.  

It was time for me to get a new car.  I was trading in my 11 year old car.  Before we went car shopping I knew just what I wanted.  An SUV with captain's seats in the front and middle row, and an optional third row.  It took me about 10 minutes to find my new ride at the dealership.  Talk about saving time.

Now if I could just be decisive about what to keep and what to get rid of in my closet and my kitchen, and my . . .

The podcast said that "making decisions is what propels us forward.  It's what makes us grow.  It increases our action, our growth, our confidence."  Plain and simple.  It saves us time.  No need for "paper, rock or scissors".


Live by Design

Live by Design

Join the Initiative