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How to Be More Decisive

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Paralysis by analysis is a real thing. It’s something that wastes entire lives. It’s an intention without action. It’s indecisiveness. It’s also something that’s completely under your control, you just have to decide to be more decisive.

Being decisive is a superpower. People follow the decisive. They get behind decisive men, action-takers and not just talkers; doers and not just wishers.

Indecision is rampant today.

We think we live in the hardest period in history, and I always say things, I wish I was born a thousand years ago. The truth is, if you can’t make it in today’s society where there’s never been a greater variety of ways to ‘make it’, then you wouldn’t have made it in past times, either. (read: why I don’t trust intellectuals)

That said, it’s far easier to be indecisive today because of the litany of options we’re faced with.

While we’ve never had so much opportunity, we’re also never had so many options.

Options aren’t good. If we have a goal, there’s usually one best way to achieve it. (read: the winners are the losers who keep…)

We have more options for food to buy, for diets to follow, for what to search online, what to watch on TV, how to watch the show we want to watch, how to make the money we want to make, how to solve the problem we’re faced with.

Out of all of these options, there’s usually one best solution, but it’s better to choose a course of action and act than the sit and constantly try to find the best choice to make.

Being indecisive is unattractive

Forget about what it does for you, it’s also unattractive to women. They don’t want to have to make your decisions for you, nor do they want to have to make decisions for the both of you.

Choose something and practice choosing fast.

How to be more decisive

Decisiveness is so bloody important. It gets you moving in a direction when most people choose to tread water, to wade, to remain in the spot they’re in because they’re too afraid to make a decision.

Decisiveness is in part courage, but it’s also intelligence.

You’re more intelligent if you’re decisive because you understand the futility in being indecisive. (read: 7 quotes that every man must live by)

To be decisive in the bigger things you have to practice being decisive in the smaller things. Practice making quick decisions and living with the consequences.

Choose what movie to watch immediately.

Choose was foods to eat, where to take your lady for dinner, what to have for dinner, what to wear, what to write, what to read, what to say, and so on.

It’s not rocket science.

You can spend your life being indecisive or you can spend your life being decisive, there shouldn’t be much middle ground.

You’re a man, on top of everything, you’re supposed to lead. How are you going to lead if you can’t make simple decisions, let alone big ones?

The world doesn’t need more indecisive boys running around. We don’t need more people who need others to tell them what to do.

We need leaders and trailblazers, action-takers and, well, MEN!

This might not seem like an important article, it may not seem like the most important topic you’ve ever read about, but if you’ve read this far you likely know that you have to – in some way – be more decisive.

So be more decisive!

Start now.

For the rest of the day make fast, definite decisions.

Do it again tomorrow, and then the next day.

Lead your life in a direction because any direction is better than no direction at all.

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Chad Howse

Chad’s mission is to get you in the arena, ‘marred by the dust and sweat and blood’, to help you set and achieve audacious goals in the face of fear, and not only build your ideal body, but the life you were meant to live.

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