Character in Real Life - One-Minute Testimonials
DECISIVENESS – A One-Minute Testimonial Announcement
Faith Committee, Character Council of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky
Contributed by Pam Elcik
Community Leader, Fairfield, OH
February 20, 2001
Just Be Decisive
We all agree that it’s good to be decisive – wise, prompt and resolute in making decisions. Decisiveness is a strength. Indecisiveness is a weakness. Throughout history the difference has been underscored:
“Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.”
“There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision. ”
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.”
“Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing is so futile.”
If we think about it, the good life is about living large, about expressing the joy and love of life. It’s about song, exuberance, and “going for it”. Success depends on the courage to act, and courage in turn requires a level of faith that every opportunity acted upon will lead to more and better ways to serve, learn, grow and prosper. Life requires decisiveness, action, and boldness.
Perhaps it might help us all if we followed the advice of Yoda (in The Empire Strikes Back). “Do, or do not. There is no ‘try’.”
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