Are you Decisive?
Today’s leadership kick: Close one of your biggest ENERGY LEAKS by improving your decision-making skills
* Do you wake up with a million thoughts going through your head and debate for a few minutes where to begin?
* Do you debate decisions at work, causing you to spend extra energy on something, only to leave you feeling depleted and anxious?
* Do you stare at your clothes and question what to wear only to default to the same go-to outfit?
* Do you debate taking that guys/girl’s trip and end up waiting until the last minute, only to cause confusion and frustration for all of those involved?
Likely if you answered YES to several of these, you’re operating from a context that there’s a ‘wrong decision’.
Which creates massive fear in your decision-making process.
Which results in feeling flustered, anxious, and overwhelmed.
I know, because for years I struggled with making decisions and it got in the way of how I lead in my business and my home – talk about a pet peeve of my husband!
Making decisions in a timely manner and not looking back, has elevated my leadership ten-fold in ALL areas of my life, and created a sense of calm throughout my day…rather than leaking energy all over the place.
To sharpen your decision-making skills, here are a few criteria I use, regardless of how small or important the decision is:
For example: are you thinking that there’s no wrong decision, or are you thinking that one decision is better than another?
Hint: If you’re answering that there’s a wrong decision, please ask yourself, “How do you know?”
Notice your thoughts. Do you have thoughts that are competing with choosing the decision that stretches you? Does that thought support growth or keeping you small?
Being a sharpshooter when it comes to decision-making is incredibly important if you’re committed to your leadership. Which is why I’m coaching around this in my upcoming group leadership program The Circuit Board. I have a hunch that you want to experience more growth, which means more of life on your edge that incorporates YOUR needs.
So when you go forth today, what decisions can you make that will help you grow?! Because those decisions will, in turn, ultimately give you more of what you want.
Believing in you,