In my last two blogs, I shared with you how you can prepare to make better decisions and how to make decision-making easier in the moment.
Now, let’s go to the last part of this 3-part series: what you can do after you make decisions to stay strong and confident in it.
The “After” Moment
I've got three things to help you stay committed to that decision. A lot of times just being in that decision-making of “Should I do it? Should I not? Should I go this way? Or should I go that way” can just be in and of itself that depletes energy, motivation, and focus.
But once you make that decision, you can get the ball rolling. You can dive in and go for it. It’s helpful to solidify that decision as fast as you can…
1. Get into action
If the decision is “Yes, I'm going to join the gym” then get on the phone and call today. If the decision is to put in a proposal to be a speaker at a conference, then start filling in the form today, or at least figure out exactly when you're going to do it.
2. Share with others
Tell others what you’re going to do because the greatest way to keep you accountable is to have someone check in on you, asking,
When people ask, it’s definitely going to get you into action. You've probably been in that situation before.
When you do tell others, it’s also helpful because it feels like a commitment. They know that you've said it. You know you've told them. To be witnessed in that moment and have them react in a positive way is powerful, so choose wisely who you tell. When you share something and they get excited, it helps to motivate you. But if you tell someone who is not supportive, their response will hinder you or hold you back.
3. Put the steps/actions in your calendar
Or make some habit or routine adjustments. If you've decided to get up early, like being part of the 5AM Club, then a habit or routine adjustment you're going to make is your bedtime. Maybe it is avoiding using electronics in the evening. Maybe it's what you eat or drink at night. So you might have your last coffee at noon and tell yourself you're going to turn off all electronics at eight, so you can go to bed at nine.
You make those habits or routine adjustments in order to be able to cement in the decision and move forward with it. Add it into your calendar as well. Scheduling the steps you need to take, helps you stay committed to your decision.
So now you know the three things you can do in advance of making any decisions, three things to do in the moment of making decisions and three things to do after you make decisions. I'm curious though, which of these nine points (from all 3 blogs) is the one that is really going to make a change for you? Let me know in the comments!
If you have any questions on how you can implement any of these, just book a call at https://dianerolston.youcanbook.me/ then let’s chat!
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