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3 Reasons Why Making Confident Decisions Are Important

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A key strength that we should embody is confidence in our decision-making. Too many times we allow our lives to be influence by the opinions of others. Because of this, we become easily “ping ponged” from one place to another. If you don’t have a clear vision for your life and create a path that you are confident in, your path will be decided for you by others.

I was a part of an organization that had a hard time with people saying no. It was a volunteer organization and every life decision that didn’t include them had to be approved. When I started seeing this, it didn’t set well with me. I never had to live like this and I wasn’t about to start. While I value to wisdom of those who have gone before me, at some point we must allow people to live the lives they feel God is calling them to.

When you’re confident, it’s not only easier to make decisions, it’s also easier to implement them going forward. You’re not worried or scared that you made the wrong choice. Because you know if you did make the wrong choice, you have the power to make another choice. Life is full of choices and you will be free from yourself and others when you know whether good or bad, you own the choice and will continue to move forward.

If you’re constantly second-guessing yourself, nothing gets done. Instead, get focused on implementing and making progress. That’s a great thing and not the only reason why it’s important that you become confident in your decisions. Here are a few more.

1. When You’re Confident, You Make Decisions Faster

When you have confidence in yourself and your decision-making ability, you tend to make decisions a lot faster. Since we are required to make more decisions than ever before on a daily basis, this has become an important skill. The average person in a leadership position makes close to 100 fairly important decisions a day. As mothers, we make a lot more. 🙂 That’s a lot, and the faster you can make them, the quicker your team can get to work, and you can move on to everything else in your busy day (or the next important decision).

This is also a huge part of motherhood. Just think about it. You are making more decisions based on pure instinct than anything else. And, these decision involved keeping people alive and well. I know many women who are full-time home-makings and operate as the COO/CFO of their household. They handle the operations of the home and most of the financial decisions are theirs. They have to be confident in every decision or they wouldn’t be the help mate their husbands need.  

2. When You’re Confident, You Make Better Decisions

Confidence comes from experience and being well informed. It’s no wonder then that we make better decisions when we’re confident. My husband will often say that I need to know the “who”, “what”, “when”, “where”, and “why” before I can provide a solid yes or no. It’s true. I make the best confident decisions with the right information. I’m also less swayed by the opinions of others and don’t second guess myself.

Confidence gives us focus. We can look at the facts, weigh up potential outcomes based on experience and come up with the best objective decision.

3. When You’re Confident, Others Are More Likely To Trust In Your Choices

Last but not least, let’s talk about perception. You need others to trust in the decisions you’re making. You need a proven record. Being confident in your choices starts to establish that trust. Others won’t second guess your choice or grumble about what you’re asking them to do because they trust your judgment. Instead, they trust in you and your decision. That will help greatly when it comes time to implement your choices.

So, how confident are you in the decisions you are making daily? Do you allow others to influence your every decision? If so, has it helped your decision-making or did it hinder it? Before you move forward with your next decision, evaluate your process and evaluate you decisions and see if you can put a plan together to be more confident in your future decision-making process.

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Kesha Holloway

The author Kesha Holloway

Kesha Holloway is the founder of Living in Your Sweet Spot. She is passionate about being a wife and mother and desires to align herself with women equally passionate about their families. She believes the woman is the backbone of the family unit and it's her mission to help lift women to achieve their purpose.

52 Comments

  1. YES I totally agree. I struggle with this at times, and I sometimes need someone else to stand behind me and go ‘Oh yeah that’s a good choice’ or ‘um…maybe not’ but I often spend way too much time deliberating. I know I’d feel more confident in myself if I could just be more confident in my decision making.

    1. It’s always great when we have people standing behind us in agreement. It definitely makes us more confident in our decisions. What’s so scary is if you have absolutely no support and in your heart and gut you believe in your choice. We could all use a boost in confidence at different times in our lives.

  2. I definitely struggle with this at times. I’m trying to get better at making intuitive decisions instead of overthinking it.

  3. Decision making needed to be learn since young else it is going to be hard when we grow up. Great post you have and I totally agree with point , when you are confident, others are more likely to trust your choices.

  4. I sometimes struggle into this matter but this post made me realize to be steadfast and firm in making any decisions in life.

  5. Sometimes this is so struggling but I really love this great post I learn a lot and it motivates me to boost my confidence in decision making.

  6. This is a really great post. I think you made some really sound points about how being confident can help in our decision making!

  7. I totally agree. I’ve gotten fed up with others not being able to make decisions, so I’ve just started being confident in my decisions instead of waiting for someone else!

  8. Completely agree! I really resonate with the first point – when I am feeling confident and in my worth, I feel like I trust my instincts so much more and just go with my gut.

  9. I completely agree…the more you make your decisions confidently the more confident you become with your decision making! And if you make a bad decision you learn from it and make a better one next time! Thank you for sharing.

  10. Making decision is important, but confident with our decision is way more important. I love number #3, it is actually always happen!

  11. I agree – confidence is a critical aspect of the decision-making process. Whether it’s confidence in using your listening skills, confidence in sorting out the factors or confidence in making that final decision ~ our perception of ourselves and the situation, as well as the kind of stance we take can make all the difference in the world.

  12. I don’t make many quick decisions so having that confidence is huge. I spend a lot of time analyzing. However, my experience has made some decisions a lot easier for me.

    1. I definitely think that people should think through decisions and not make rash ones. Sometimes if we prolong decisions we end up procrastinating and making no decision at all.

  13. Confidence is something I really struggle with. I have to continue to work to improve in this area. Positive affirmations!!

  14. This is great advice! And not making a confident decision can be stressful! I’ve learned the quicker I can make a decision, the less stressful the situation is!

  15. I super like this! Confidence is so important to so many aspects of life, even simply being happy. Thank you for sharing these insights.

  16. I agree with all of this! Confidence is key to being successful in life. I often have trouble with it, but it’s great to have the reminder.

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