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Are You a Procrastinator? Here Are 5 Ways to Be More Decisive.

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Are You a Procrastinator? Here Are 5 Ways to Be More Decisive.
5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Decisiveness is one of the most important qualities entrepreneurs need. Being decisive means being able to make decisions firmly and relatively quickly, rather than sitting on them indefinitely or changing your mind later.

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Understand your indecision

There are many reasons why you might procrastinate.

You may end up in a trap of analysis paralysis, you may run over the same options, hoping for some new evidence to appear, or tog...

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Forget perfection

Wanting to choose the perfect option holds us back from deciding.

Such options aren’t realistic, so we’re left instead with a handful of options that aren't particularly good or b...

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Make some immediate progress

Instead of trying to finalize your decision right away, commit to making some kind of progress with your decision.

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Stop inflating your anticipation

Our brains are hard-wired to overestimate the negative consequences of our actions.

Inflating your expectation of risk can make you worry excessively about how your decision might be w...

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Write down your logic

Analyzing your choices in your head over and over isn’t going to make you feel any better about your decision.

Try to externalize your arguments by writing down your logic, preferably on a...

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Take your distance

Take some time to clear your head, while breathing deeply and becoming mindful of yourself and your surroundings.

It will reduce your anxiety and help your brain to find clearer soluti...

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