Welcome to 2018.
It’s that time again. Business plan: done. Personal plan: done. Word of the Year: Done.
This year, the word is another powerful one for me. The timing of this is perfect. It aligns with all the things I’ve planned.
The word? Decisive.
I’ve always been pretty decisive, but this year, it’s going to a whole new level.
The definition of decisive is this: “characterized by or displaying no or little hesitation; resolute; determined:”.
Each large decision I make (especially when it relates to my time and my work energy) will be bounced against three major things this year, not just one or the other.
- Does it align with my Life Legacy – my Why?
- Does it align with my Passion Plan – my Fuel to get me to my why?
- Does it align with my Personal Best Year Yet Plan- which ties into my business plan?
Bonus: in my BYY plan are my guidelines and my new paradigm for this year.
- Stay in my strength.
- Be Bold
My New Paradigm:
I lead best by staying in my strength, power and trust my inner voice consistently.
(Need your own Best Year Yet Plan? Connect with me.)
Why be decisive?
These few paragraphs are borrowed from an article I read-but sum it up perfectly:
Being Decisive – What Is It / What Do I Mean?
Think and Grow Rich author Napoleon Hill studied 500 of the world’s most successful people and found that the most successful people in the world were the most decisive. They make decisions quickly and change their minds slowly, if ever at all. A lot of top business leaders also know that some decisions are a waste of their time and energy. They will actually structure their lives so they make less “non-critical” decisions so they have more mental and emotional capacity available to push their businesses forward. Two examples of this are Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs wearing the same outfit every day.
Why It’s Important
Decisive people get the most results. Think about it: If you are avoiding a decision or spending a ton of time analyzing every possible angle and pitfall of the decision over and over, then you are remaining in an indecisive and unsure energy. This is a waste of energy since it’s not doing anything other than building up more anxiety.
Not only that, but it’s also a waste of our most valuable resource: time. Once you finally make a decision, it may not be firm and you’re likely to backslide into to that indecisive energy. You’re likely to then change your mind quickly, over and over, going nowhere. Ultimately, it’s a sign that you’re not confident to set the course of your own direction as a man.
If you are unable to make decisions, you won’t move forward – whether it’s towards victory or even failure. By remaining indecisive, you’re robbing yourself of the glory of victory or of the powerful lesson contained in each failure.
A space shuttle is off course most of the time. It’s just making tons of little course corrections as it goes. But if NASA were afraid of not having the course perfectly mapped out accounting for every single possible scenario in space before launching the shuttle, it’d never leave the ground. You must make decisions and be willing to fail to get off the launchpad and move forward.
Back to my sharing:
My level of decisiveness: my yes is yes, my no is no. There will be no in-between. Honoring ourselves means honoring our ‘no’ as well. It’s got to be at the gut level of “h*** YEAH! or h*** NO!”‘
Better to make a rough ‘no’ and have a learning curve of correction than to sit in indecision. I know there are a couple of things I’ve allowed myself to sit in ‘indecision’ on for way too long. As of Jan 1st, 2018, (yesterday) I’ve made my firm decision on a couple of things. Taking action will not be easy, but the toughest part is the first step-the decision. For me, two of them are done. Now it’s simply time to execute the next step.
When you move to either a decisive yes or no, you remove yourself from the drama that holds you back and in doing so, are able to see the opportunities before you that are a better fit for who you are and where you need to go.
To wrap up: what is one decision you have to make in the next 30 days- and why is it important for you to do so?
“Live in Your Power. Live in Peace”.
Hugs to you!
Debbra Sweet is a transformational catalyst. She is a trailblazer in universal leadership and entrepreneurial education so you have a proven path to create a better business, a better future, and a better foundation upon which to Thrive!
Best Selling Author, Speaker, Trainer, she blazes the trail leading others to take action for breaking through boundaries; achieving higher goals & creating a scalable, profitable business with peace of mind and R.O.I.
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