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Be Decisive | Scott H Young
Decisiveness is defined as being "characterized by firmness and decision." Being decisive means that you have the ability to decide. From the strength of a decision you then have the ability to act. Leadership requires that you are able to make key decisions effectively. Decisiveness then simply means being the leader of your own life.

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Being decisive

Being decisive is simply the most rational way to take on any problem.

Decisiveness means having the ability to decide with speed and clarity.

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Indecisive people

They act this way  because they assume others will make better decisions for them.

They underestimate the power of this effective strategy and end up relying on the thinking...

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Decisiveness in uncertainty

The best decision is the best one you can make with the information available at the time.

Simply need to make a decision with the faulty information at hand and move forward. Waiting ...

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Facing the consequences

Most of the decisions you face will not have huge repercussions for mistakes. 

Often you will face greater damages by making no decision at all then by making a bad one.

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Decisiveness as a skill

You can learn and practice the skill of making firm decisions quickly.

  • Minor decisions (what movie to see or restaurant to go to, should be made in thirty seconds to a minute.&nbs...

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Decisiveness as an emotion

Decisiveness is similar to a feeling of confidence, strength and assuredness.

  • You can modify the mental patterns by timing your decisions and recognizing that you need to decide firmly a...

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