Decisiveness is one of the traits of a leader, generally people who know what they want in life waste little time in achieving their goals. A lot of self-help materials teach on how being decisive in life can help you achieve your goals. However, the challenge is that I am yet to decide which of these experts advice is worth following (Oh the irony huh? trying to be decisive about whether or not to decide to be decisive). Here are some tips to help you in your decision to be decisive:
- Personal assessment: There is a mountain of information out there to guide you and a lot more to lead you astray, I mean have you ever made the decision to study and ended up surfing the internet pointlessly or watching youtube videos? (yeah I have that same problem too) If you don’t set goals for yourself; nothing happens, scratch that if you don’t set goals and achieve them nothing happens. There is no one who has the magic wand to make anything come true for us. We must take the pains to do what needs to be done. Assess yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 how would you rank your decisiveness?
- Discipline: There is no easy path to achieve anything worthwhile in life. When it comes to being decisive you must be able to chart a plan that works for you and develop that stick-to-itiveness (not actually a word). One of the high points of discipline is that it gives you the fuel to achieving your dreams.
- Start small: If you have a challenge in the area of being decisive in life, it is advisable to begin taking baby steps on matters till you grow in momentum. The idea is to give you some victories to celebrate while you press for higher stakes.
Sometimes, we must keep in mind that most leaders in various spheres of life do not make decisions by themselves. They hire those who help them to decide on issues, as a final tip you can form alliances with people who are more decisive than you and learn from them, you will be glad you did.