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Are you Decisive?

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I recently read this quote by Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue:

“I think possibly what people working for one hate the most is indecision. Even if I’m completely unsure, I’ll pretend I know exactly what I’m talking about and make a decision.”

And it stuck with me because I am increasingly having to make big, important, scary but exciting decisions, when admittedly, this is not my most natural lean. Let’s just say I maaay on occasion (ok always) text my girlfriends multiple outfits before dates, I agonized for months over the decision to move to Seattle, and I am typically along for whatever weekend plans others decide. Some of that is because I am naturally pretty easy going — I actually don’t care where we end up because I know I’ll have fun regardless — but some of it is because it’s time to practice strengthening those confident, instinctive, decisive muscles.

Is that just me? I think it partly comes down to a matter of trusting yourself — your read on situations, your intuition, your ability to handle whatever repercussions arise. As I am entering a new stage — where I must make decisions that are my own in my work, in this blog, in relationships, in finances — it’s empowering to think of doing so decisively, efficiently and matter-of-factly. To use my voice clearly, distinctly, and loudly. If you feel at all the same, here is a song to inspire you, an article about how to feel confident instantly, and a quote below that I love from Mindy Kaling. Let me know how it goes — and hold me to it! No more debating Thai or Italian for dinner until I’m so hungry I spend another night eating cheerios out of the box. (:

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{Top image via Marta Czajkowska; bottom via Annplified}

{ 2 comments… add one }

  • Ashley L. September 26, 2014, 7:44 am

    Italian v. Thai is really tough though… Pizza or deliciously oiled noodles?! It’s tricky. 😉

    • Jessica September 26, 2014, 10:36 am

      Hahaha that’s what I’m sayin! 😉

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