Recounting Life Lessons Podcast Ep 27: Overcoming Indecision

“Once a committed decision is made, we eliminate the need to put as much effort into many of the decisions that follow. And when we don’t have to spend our energy on those decisions, we have more time to enjoy ourselves and be in the present moment.”
Don't delay decision making. Make a decision as soon as you are able

In this episode, Alana shares some of her thoughts and experiences around overcoming indecision, especially when it comes to big decisions that require our commitment to move forward with purpose and confidence.

When we delay committing to a decision, by default, we allow the individuals and circumstances outside of ourselves to make those decisions for us. It leaves us in limbo and uncertainty.

We make thousands of decisions every day, but the ones that end up having an effect on how we will make future decisions, and  how we end up seeing and feeling about ourselves can be the most tempting to avoid. But until we make these big decisions, it is difficult to move forward with confidence and peace of mind.

Having the ability to choose, alone, is not enough to enjoy the blessings of agency. We unlock the true power of our ability to choose when we make decisions.

Listen below for some tips on what to do to overcome indecision and reclaim control in your life.

 

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Ideas for Applying the Lesson

As you make the commitment to make decisions more intentionally, here are a few things you can do:

  • If there is a decision that you have been putting off, make a decision today about what you what to do. As long as you are at least 85% confident about your choice, move ahead. If as you move forward, you find yourself unhappy with your direction, remember, you can always make another decision to adjust.
  • Gage the amount of time you are spending on making decisions on how much of an impact in will have on your life and the lives of those effected.
  • Take some kind of action, something is almost always better than nothing. Taking action will increase your awareness of what’s possible and what’s at stake.

You deserve to enjoy more of your time and energy, escape the uncertainty of limbo by making decisions quickly.

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What's your favorite takeaway from this episode? What gives you confidence when you are making decisions? Has making a committed decision ever made your life easier?

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