Updated: Mar 21, 2022
We all get off track from time to time. It's in our nature and how we have learned to adapt as situations and circumstances change and evolve. We are creative thinkers, pleasure seekers and opportunistic eaters in a world of choices and temptations. Getting back on track to where we want to go requires decisiveness. It means putting your foot down to break the bad habits, refocus and make the outcomes you really want happen.
Decisiveness has a certain mindset which thinks ahead, weighs options and chooses with conviction. It can be a cultivated skill set over time, bulldozing through perceived fears and being open to change and new possibilities. Not making a decision is a decision. Indecisiveness usually means we're not well informed and even overthinking. Indecisiveness leaves us waffling, fuelling uncertainty; it will muddy our confidence and our happiness. Remind yourself with the memory of past successes and start practicing being decisive, getting direct results. We are what we repeat.
Just as we set goals for outcomes we desire, we can also envision and meet those goals in a step-by-step course of action. Using tools like a vision board and journaling to weigh out pros and cons of decision making can groom us into better problem solving and ultimately better decision making. Gather from quality resources and fact checked information. Consult someone in a position of mentorship. Get a concise overview then make your choice.
Decisiveness means we act to produce a direct result. Tough going when there is so much instant gratification, both serving and disserving us. Take the responsibility to do what we can to contribute positively to our health, our lives and those around us. Our families, communities and our world require decisive action. Living a clean life of thoughtfull effort and contribution is a worthy achievement. Evaluate what is important to you. At the end of the day you own the results. You decide.