To respect your decisions is a simple, powerful yet very under used quality of a person. It is a very rare person who fully respects all his or her decisions. In fact the majority of people make decisions ‘on the fly’ without really considering whether those decisions are really needed, whether they are correct or even if they are possible to accomplish. Imagine for a moment how you would feel and how you would live if you were able to respect your decisions. How focused would your mind be if you consciously weighed up the merits of something before making a decision? You would be determined, uncluttered in the mind, more creative, more satisfied, happier and so the list goes on. All this can be experienced simply by giving a few seconds or minutes to each decision.
Although a whole list of methods or techniques could be written about how to respect your decisions and carrying them out, the simplest way to start is by deciding to decide and deciding to respect the decisions made! Yes, it’s as simple as that. Everyday almost the entire population of the world make several decisions. Some are insignificant like what you’ll have for breafast and others are life changing like: shall I change career?; shall I get married? Once you have made your decision it is very empowering to go full ahead to conclude it unless of course there are some very valid reasons that subsequently come to your attention that mean a reconsideration is necessary.
Before making a decision it is a good idea to notice your inner feelings about what you are considering. Do you feel at ease about what you are thinking to do? Is it in line with your principles and values of life? If you decide to do something that is not in accordance with your inner state then you will almost certainly find that it is very diffiicult to complete the task that you’ve decided to do. In fact you may not even start it! This procrastination then breeds self resentment and a general state of inertia. You keep looking at what you have decided to do but the reality is that you don’t really want to do it! By making sure that the decision aligns with your values first then there should be nothing to hold you back.
Respecting your decisions is a question of self respect. If you rarely do what you say then neither will other people have trust in you nor will you trust yourself. You can get to a rather strange state where you are making decisions about your work or family, etc but even while making those decisions you know you are not going to do it. You could call these half hearted decisions. These very quickly drain you of energy and make you inefficient and even lazy. At this point nearly everything seems like hard work.
To respect your decisions is a great quality to have. By giving importance to your time and energy you will be able to make effective and more accurate decisions. You will be known as someone who does what they say they will do. You will be highly respected. You will have a powerful and clear mind. You’ll have one of the greatest attributes needed for success.