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Become more determined - 10 tips for more willpower and decisiveness

Do you want to become more determined, stronger-willed and more resolute? A good decision! I hope it didn't take you too long 😉 Perhaps you know these situations from your everyday life where you find it extremely difficult to make a final decision. Moments in which you act hesitantly, thoughtfully, almost anxiously. Fortunately, you can combat this indecision - and do so in a targeted manner!

In this article, I'll give you 10 tips for more determination, determination, determination and courage that you should take to heart in all decision-making situations! Let's go!

Here in advance already a short Overview for you:

  1. Set and commit to your goal
  2. Go one step at a time
  3. Be prepared for setbacks
  4. Be inspired by role models
  5. Weigh up opportunities and risks
  6. Increase your self-confidence specifically
  7. Set yourself a deadline
  8. Surround yourself with people who know what they want
  9. Encourage your decisiveness
  10. Reward yourself for your determination

10 tips that will make you more determined!

Every day we have to make decisions on a large and small scale. Which company do I apply to? Do I want to go vegan? What do I eat for lunch today? Questions upon questions that will definitely be answered - the real question is: when exactly? The answer is already clear: as quickly and decisively as possible, of course! All you have to do for more determination is to break out of the old "brooding" habit, to make the newfound decisiveness a better habit.

Depending on the size of your project, you can implement the following tips for more determination within a few seconds or over a period of months or years. Good luck!

Notice: I will give you a short, explanatory example of the fact that my determination to vegan lifestyle fits

1. set and visualize your goal

Determination is a firm will to do something specific! I can't see inside you - but whether you're in the supermarket in front of the chocolate shelf or in the sustainable job portal with job advertisements for jobs with added value for you, the environment and our society, it doesn't matter. The important thing is that you know what you want!

Can you see yourself biting into this vegan chocolate with relish? Then go and get it and don't think twice. Do you dream of working with animals every day in a marine conservation organization? Then go for it! If you know where you want to go, you can conquer indecision. Whatever your dream is: start making it a reality!

Vegan example: I want to adopt a lifestyle that does not cost animals their lives. That's why I refrain from eating them, wearing their hides and skins, visiting zoos and using cosmetic products with Animal testing.

2 Take one step at a time

Become more determined and achieve goals

If the feeling of indecision arises again, then perhaps your big goal is still a little too far away. In such a case, you should Set intermediate goals that you'll achieve along the way. By marching towards your goal step by step, you will master one challenge after another - and that will make you all the more determined!

Vegan example: First of all, I'm learning to eat a vegan diet. If that works, I'll look into vegan clothing. Then cosmetic products without animal testing. And so on.

3. be prepared for setbacks

Most people are afraid of failing. That's why they don't even begin to get out of their safe comfort zone.

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

 Thomas Alva Edison (more at Founder quotes)

Something we need for more determination Learn from successful people is that they also made mistakes until they reached their goal. So allow yourself to make mistakes too! Nothing has to be perfect - the important thing is that you are constantly getting closer to your goal. This is an important basis for more willpower and determination.

Vegan example: I got weak in the restaurant because there were no dishes on the menu without animal products. No problem! Next time, just ask the waiter if he can make you a vegan dish anyway. (It really always works!)

4. be inspired by role models

Do you want to change the world? Then take your cue from the people who have already changed the world. Do you want to become more determined? Then you should look up to people who are already very determined.

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."

Mahatma Gandhi (more at Willpower quotes)

Whatever goal you set for yourself: Role models show you the way. All you have to do is follow them.

Vegan example: I also want to make the vegan lifestyle palatable to other people. That's why I follow the example of Joey Carbstrong, Earthling Ed, Nico Rittenau and some others. vegan YouTuberwho have been vegan for ages will answer all your questions and dispel any misconceptions.

5. weigh up opportunities and risks in a targeted manner

Imagine what awaits you at your destination! And what happens in the worst case if you don't reach it. Could you deal with this worst-case scenario? If so, then make your decision now, as the risk is limited compared to the opportunities that await you.

It's not that simple? Then briefly write down all the arguments that speak for or against a particular alternative. Make a list of pros and cons - and decide.

Vegan example: With a balanced vegan diet and lifestyle, I live in a more animal-friendly, ecological and healthy way. The worst thing that can happen is a nutrient deficiency during the transition. That's why I have regular blood tests at my GP. Moving on.

6. increase your self-confidence in a targeted way

People with low self-confidence often have certain fears. For example, the fear of failing and then being ridiculed. Determined people simply deal with such defeats differently. For more willpower and perseverance, you should therefore take the Training to deal with setbacks. Cheer up, learn from it - and move on! The more confidently you face such moments, the more resolutely you will act.

Vegan example: I used to be easily persuaded to eat something animal-based. Today I am much more self-confident and more stable in my attitude, not least because of the Dominion film.

7. set a deadline

Hourglass - Decide faster and more decisively

Don't be afraid of the word deadline! It may sound a bit harsh. In the end, however, it just means that you should set yourself realistic but nevertheless quite strict goals that only little scope for a long back and forth make it possible. This will automatically make you more determined and focused. Because time is precious and should not be wasted.

Vegan example: I do a vegan trial month (ex. Veganuary) and on 31.01 I make then my decision whether I live also further vegan.

8. surround yourself with people who know what they want

You want to become more determined? Then you need not only aprons to guide you - but also a An environment of people who push you, believe in you and, in the best case, are already where you want to be! If you have people around you who are quick to make decisions, courageous and determined, then you too will become more determined.

Vegan example: Many of my friends and a large part of my work environment are also vegan. Every conversation strengthens my resolve.

9. Train your decisiveness

In order to be able to make big decisions decisively, you can first train your determination on a smaller scale. Are you standing at the bakery and can't decide what to get? Then realize that you are wasting time right now. Zack, decision, now. You regret your decision on the way to the breakfast table? You'll survive - just learn from it for the next time and stay consistent. Increase your willingness to make decisions! Then you'll find that you'll also become stronger-willed and more determined in more important situations.

Vegan example: You automatically become more decisive when you have tried a lot of plant-based foods (including new ones) and know what you like.

10. Reward yourself for your determination

Have you achieved a specific short or long-term goal? Then you should reward yourself for your self-discipline. Knowing that your decisiveness pays offwill boost your self-confidence and make future decisions - whether big or small - much easier!

Vegan example: In the meantime, the vegan lifestyle has become a habit for me. During the transition phase, however, I rewarded myself with vegan sweets or other things that I enjoy.

Becoming more determined made easy!

Indecision is brutal - when it takes hold of you, you become a pawn in the game. Others then make the decision for you - and unfortunately that doesn't always end well!

I hope that my tips will help you to combat your indecision. However, I do have one final tip: if you're at a complete loss, ask someone (from the outside) who can make up their mind extremely quickly! Someone who doesn't sugarcoat things, who looks at everything soberly, honestly and neutrally and who doesn't beat about the bush.

Do you have any questions or suggestions about this article on decisive action? Then simply write me a comment.

Stay decisive,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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