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How to be more decisive



Are you going through a decision paralysis? It normally happens when there are too many choices and you’re not sure what direction you should take. From deciding what movie to watch, what channel to stop at, what item of food you should include in the dinner menu to, more serious decisions like what career you should choose or whom you should choose as your life partner among the casual relationships right now you’re having, decision paralysis can really stump you and you may end up with nothing.

As a side note, it’s lucky to have choices. There are many people in the world with very few choices, and a good thing about having few choices is that you don’t have to deal with indecision. For example, if you know that you only have one potato to eat at dinner, you’re not going to prevaricate; you’re straightway going to either cook it, or boil it, or eat it as it is. In the same manner, if you just have one pair of clothes, you don’t have to spend 30 minutes shuffling through your wardrobe.

Anyway, this is about having multiple choices and how to deal with them in order to be more decisive. The best way to deal with decision paralysis is to know yourself. What do you really want? Where do you really stand when it comes to choosing a career? Do you want to select a career for money, for job satisfaction, for some great physical or mental challenge, to serve humanity or just because you have got nothing better to do? So it’s important to know who you really are and what you really intend to achieve in life.

Remember that we constantly change. What you were six months ago has gone through a big change. So learn to travel through time. How would the current decision seem after six months? How would it have seemed six months ago?

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