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How To Make Your Decisions regarding Your Goals And Plans?

By Darren Finkelstein
By Darren Finkelstein

The Accountability Guy®

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Creating a SMART goal is one thing. Deciding that you will commit to it and actually do it is another. Deciding you will act to develop plans to achieve your goals is 25% of the task done. Further deciding when you will do the task is 45% of the task done.

You might be wondering how to decide your actions for goals and plans, isn’t it? This blog will give you tips to get your to-do- list done. Plus, you’ll know how to get on the road of accountability by following the tips to make your decision. So, read on.

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Making Decisions

Once you’re clear on your goals and consciously decide to act on them, you can start making your decisions. Some of the fundamental principles to bear in mind while determining are the following:

Trust Your Head

While deciding the crucial actions to meet your organizational goal, you need to ensure you trust your head. Every decision you make will have risks and benefits. You create your to-do list and then evaluate the pros and cons of each of your tasks. This will ensure you make a well-informed decision.

Further, the process of making decisions using pros and cons ensures you’re making logical, rational, and practical decisions. While pros and cons are the way to make your decisions, you can also use alternative methods to make your decisions.

Trust Your Heart

While making decisions in the organization logic apart, you also need to trust your heart to ensure your decisions align with your organization’s desires and dreams. Trusting your heart is what tells you about the intentions behind the various decisions.

When you make decisions with your heart, you do the following:

  • You make valuable decisions that match your value systems and align with your true purpose. Plus, the decision you make will be what you consider important.
  • Heart-based decisions help you evaluate whether your tasks are worth investing time, money, and energy in. It enables you to determine the reward vs. effort.
  • Making decisions from the heart will help you to decide mindfully and meditatively. You’ll be able to remove all obstructions and make sound decisions.

Trust Your Decisions

One of the significant things to bear in mind while making decisions is trusting your decisions. Once you align your decisions based on trusting your heart, head, and gut, it’s essential that you trust the entire decision. This decision is what aligns well with your goals and dreams and is harmonious.

Further, once you make a well-informed decision, you won’t act on it unless you have your purpose and the Why of your decision. So, you need to reconnect with your goals and understand their importance to ensure you execute your decisions.

Trusting your decisions apart, you must also ensure you don’t procrastinate.

Deciding What's Important

While making decisions, you also have to decide what’s important and ensure you achieve those first. To do that, you use Eisenhower’s Matrix. According to this matrix, you have four categories of decisions:

Important but Not Urgent

Such tasks are important, however, not so important. These are tasks you can decide when you’ll do it. You can decide how to do it when to do it and ensure you don’t rush through such tasks.

These are not time-sensitive and require more focus and high quality.

Urgent and Important

Urgent and important tasks are those that you need to do instantly. These are time-sensitive tasks and require the highest quality. So, you must ensure you get it done immediately. It may include phone calls, and urgent delivery, some meetings, and more.

These are tasks you must do immediately and ensure you deliver timely.

Not Important Not Urgent

The not important and not urgent task you can afford to delete. These are tasks that aren’t fruitful in achieving your goals, dreams, and desires. So, you can skip them altogether and focus on making decisions for essential and urgent tasks.

Urgent but Not Important

When a task is urgent but not important, and you cannot give it the time, you delegate. You ensure you delegate it to someone who can adhere to the deadline and get the task done quickly.

These are time-sensitive tasks but not as important.


Once you know what decision you need to take and what are the important ones, you can set about planning actions. You’ll be able to do, delegate, delete, and decide when to do what according to the importance of a decision.

Ultimately, your road to accountability is paved with making a decision to act on your goals and plan accordingly. You need to create your to-do lists, weigh the pros and cons, and decide what’s important to ensure you only do the urgent and important tasks.

Suppose you face any problem in making decisions regarding your goals and plans; you consult an accountability coach like TickThoseBoxes.