More is lost by indecision than wrong decision. Indecision is the thief of opportunity.

Indecision causes doubt and fear that leads to a loss of self-confidence. This makes the decision process even more challenging.


Indecision causes you to drift through life. It is like gambling, leaving your life to chance. It steals your true identity, the person you are meant to be, living the life you are meant to live. Drifting without clear goals or purpose feeds indecision that can become a habit. Your self-confidence and self-esteem are eroded by indecision and just drifting around.

Why not create the life you want? Start with some simple personal goals. When you develop the habit of making decisions use the same process in other areas of your life.

Don’t expect all your decisions to be the right ones, be comfortable with the learning experiences. Use the decision-making process to help develop your ADHD imagination and creativity.

Linking your decisions to your current goals makes the process easier. When trying to decide from multiple choices, ask these three questions. 

  1. Which one of these options will move me closer to my goal?
  2. What one thing will have the biggest impact on achieving my goal?
  3. What immediate action can I take that will move me closer to my goal?

Your motivation is also impacted by indecision.

Motivation is a fickle friend. Sometimes it’s there in spades to support you and other times it’s nowhere to be found. Don’t rely on life or others to make things interesting. Be proactive and take the first steps to help engage your powerful ADHD talents and abilities. Challenge yourself to improve your personal best on tasks that need to be done to move you toward your goals.

Learn to develop your own motivation by using your imagination.

  1. Create a sense of urgency.
  2. Set a deadline where none exists.
  3. Set an appropriate reward for the completion of the task.

Learning to be decisive is vital for your success and happiness

Happiness and Succes

“Indecision is a major time waster; 80% of decisions should be made the first time they come up” ~ Brian Tracy

by Jim Livingstone

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