Did you know that the change you are looking for is just one decision away?
Allow me to share with you 3 ways indecision is hurting you that i discovered from my Joyce Meyer devotional.
Indecision is a miserable state to be in and it certainly is not a fruit of the simple life. The apostle James said the double-minded man is unstable in all of his ways.
Never making a decision because you're afraid you'll make the wrong one will get you nowhere.
How much time do you think we waste when we can't make up our minds?
We often labor over the choices before us when we simply need to make a decision and let it stand. This may be a simple example, but think about it: When you stand in front of your closet in the morning looking at all your clothes, just choose something and put it on. Don't go back and forth until you make yourself late for work!
Let me encourage you to start making decisions without second-guessing yourself or worrying about the choices you make. Don't be double-minded or wishy-washy because doubting your decisions after you make them will steal the enjoyment from everything you do. Make the best decisions you can and trust God with the results. "
Joyce makes several great points about the pains of indecision:
1. Indecision is fueled by fear
How often do you delay a decision because you are afraid of the uncertainty of that decision? The delay we have is fueled by our fear of uncertainty or our fear of getting it wrong. We are inherently afraid of making a mistake so we stall before we every make them. In my e-book, 7 Communication Mistakes Women In Leadership Make, I ask my readers to reframe the way they think about mistakes before they read the book. If you detest making a mistake, you will never grow.
2. Indecision wastes time
As professional women, you have to make many decisions in a day. The longer you take to make those decisions, the longer it takes to see the results of your actions. Decide quickly based on the knowledge you have at the time. Some think making a decision quickly means that you don't have time to think it through properly. That is not true. Big decisions need time. Give yourself a time table for when you will make that decision. Don't take a month for a decision that can be made in just a day.
3. Indecision steals your confidence
Successful women have mastered the art of looking confident on the outside while hiding their insecurity on the inside. Indecision steals your confidence by making you constantly doubt yourself. Stop the cycle with simple affirmations or challenges.
One of the skills I am working on is deciding quickly. How do I keep myself from spiraling into the abyss of "what ifs"? I say, "This decision will help me grow; no matter the outcome."
And that's true. When I make a decision quickly, I am growing. If the decision doesn't pan out the way I want, I can learn from it and consequently grow. I don't lose. John Maxwell said, "sometimes you win, sometimes you learn".
When we practice the leadership skill of being decisive, we are proactively defeating overwhelm, we are building our confidence, and guess what? We'll actually get more done!
What decision have you been putting off? What freedom will come when you just decide?
Hi there. I'm Julia. Founder, Executive Coach and Leadership Development expert at Brave Communication LLC. Unless noted, I wrote all of the posts here in.