The Audacity of Decisiveness
Decisions, decisions, decisions. My experience with them is that I’ve faced the task of making difficult decisions far more frequently than decisions that may be considered simple or no-brainers. Many decisions have the potential to be life-altering. I’ll never forget the words to the R&B group Heatwave’s 1978 hit, “Mind Blowing Decisions.” The song was basically about a man and his current relationship. The song lyrics, “Mind blowing decision causes head-on collisions” point to the fact that decisions will make you ponder some things, and if you don’t make the right choices, things could be catastrophic.
Not much has changed since the writing of that song and today. Whether the issue at hand is related to relationships, careers, health or other key life components, the fact remains that the option of straddling the fence can do much more damage than good.
What do you do when faced with indecisiveness? Do you put it off for as long as you can? Do you seek wise counsel from those who will give you the raw truth? Do you go with the flow of what the popular trend seems to be? Do you trust yourself enough to follow your own instincts? Or, do you just wait it out and see what happens? Regardless of which of these options suits you, the truth of the matter is that indecisiveness cannot remain a factor in the life of any individual who desires to go forth and reach a positive expected end in life.
At some point in time, we will have to make critical decisions. Sometimes the choices we make may not be pleasing to all persons involved. Brace yourself for what the reality of this may mean. At the end of the day, as long as you know that you can live with the decision made and that you are at peace, that’s really all that matters, but not making a decision at all totally defies the audacity of decisiveness.
Excited about your destiny, I am