One of the biggest causes of mental fog and confusion is not being decisive. 🌫️
Decision paralysis used to keep me feeling stuck and unable to progress in life. I was running on autopilot, letting others make decisions for me, or I was frozen in indecision, crippled with the fear of making the wrong decision. But most often, I was afraid of how people would react if I just spoke my mind.🙍♀️
Luckily, being indecisive doesn’t have to be a life sentence, and discovering how to make confident choices has been life changing for me. 🦋
The antidote for indecisiveness is making decisions and making a lot of them! Making decisions is like working a muscle, the more you do it, the stronger it gets. 💪
If you can take charge and make decisions ahead of time, before you’re put on the spot, you’ll show up LIKE A BOSS. 👸🏽
For example, if your stuck and not sure if you should “quit” something, ask yourself if you would start that something up again today in this moment. Remove your history bias and see if you’d do it all over again now.
Another example… decide where you’re going to eat for your date next week before you and your partner play the boring game of trying to figure out where to go while you’re driving around starving. Or, decide what you’re going to say to your boss BEFORE your annual review and how you’re going to ask for a raise. 💜 If you’re not sure what you want, or you’re afraid of making a decision, good news! IT DOESN’T MATTER. In the grand scheme of things, making a poor decision probably isn’t going to mean the end of the world. 🌎
And when (not IF) you make a bad decision, own it and look at it as an opportunity for growth. Realize that poor choices are really just lessons to be learned and that you will know better and DO better next time! 👏
I’ll end with this since I used to worry about offending people with my decisions:
Making decisions doesn’t make you a bitch, it just empowers you to be a leader. Because when you make a decision, fail, and get up and try something else, you’re showing them how it’s done.
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