FM 10-5 Execution: Field Manual

To make decisive action you must focus on task. In fact, decisiveness requires full concentration on your purpose. In contrast, indecisiveness is the result of lack of purpose. So to make decisive action you must know the correct action.

Most people do not have a clear purpose. As a result, most people do not know how to act correctly. There are some basic ways to ensure you make decisive action. Then your actions will be productive.

a. Be consistent and perform right actions daily.

It takes consistent practice to build a habit. Being decisive and taking action is a skill you can learn. Also, to make precise actions requires practice. It is a cumulative process. Which over time brings powerful results.

b. Build momentum with consistent growth and progress.

You must commit to consistent growth and progress. First, decide to act in a certain way. Act, review and keep improving. Because you must make adjustments to your actions to build momentum. Then your focus will direct you to act on goals.

c. Make decisive action and create a daily action plan.

To be decisive, invest in planning and setting priorities. Because completing important tasks help to motivate you. In addition, completing valuable tasks help to build momentum. Which makes it easier to make more decisive action.

d. Practice single-tasking to improve clarity and focus.

Certainly clarity and focus help you make decisive action. To accomplish your goals you must work on important tasks until completion. As a result of this practice, you will become more decisive. Likewise, you will complete more strict action.

e. Continually refine your purpose and vision.

A clear vision motivates you to take action toward goals. Similarly, a clear purpose directs you toward correct decisions. Consistently visualize yourself achieving goals which support your vision. With practice you will become capable of making decisive action quickly.

In conclusion, it takes consistent focus to make decisive action. You can learn the skill of decision-making. For this reason you must create a daily action plan. Because the process of creating a daily action plan will help refine your vision. Then the practice of single-tasking will assure you make decisive action.

You must take decisive action daily to accomplish goals. Similarly you must be decisive to move forward on purpose. In fact, it is not possible to be successful without being decisive. Certainly take responsibility for your decisions. In addition, learn to think and be a leader.

Practice Leadership Principles

Your ability to take decisive action depends on your capability. In fact, capability comes from accomplishing commitments. Practice leadership principles to improve your decision-making. See some leadership principles below:

  • Know your purpose and Vision.
  • Be self-aware and seek self-improvement.
  • Know your team and help them grow.
  • Keep your team informed.
  • Set the highest example.
  • Insure your mission is understood, executed and accomplished.
  • Train your team continually.
  • Make precise and timely decisions.
  • Seek responsibility and develop responsibility with team.
  • Execute your command with the highest capabilities.
  • Take responsibility for your actions.

You must be a leader to execute your vision and take decisive action. In addition, you need to make the decision to create a daily action plan.

Take Decisive Action Daily By Planning

Create a decisive plan of what you need to do on a daily basis. Also strive to act from a position of power. Practice the discipline of daily planning. Then you will strengthen your decision making ability. Also, write out an action plan and execute. Because it takes mental clarity to take decisive action daily.

Mental Clarity For Decisive Action

You must become clear on who you are and what you want. As a result, it will become easier to make decisive actions. And remember that strict action will create momentum and motivation. Also, consistency and motivation improve by knowing desired outcomes.

Without a clear vision you will not take decisive action daily. A clear vision raises your faith in personal achievement. As an illustration, Commitment and Courage leads to Capability which results in Confidence. Confidence in your capability to achieve your goals will encourage decisive action.

In conclusion, decisive action requires strict planning. In addition, follow leadership principles to develop discipline. Through this daily action your mental clarity will improve. As a result of mental clarity, you can take more decisive action.

For you to live your vision, you must take precise action. Be consistent. In this case, your actions need to be specific to what you want to accomplish. For example, setting clear tasks that move you toward your daily goals. Then use single tasking with full attention until each task is done.

Take Precise Action Through Discipline

When you decide on a course of action, you must follow through with it. Because the ability to follow a self command dictates your level of discipline. Take precise action by being strict. In fact, you have to be strict to accomplish your goals.

By setting exact plans and following them strictly, your mind will become focused and precise. In addition, the precise action will result in higher efficiency. Also, being efficient raises your level of discipline. And remember, precise actions become precise results. Which is a path to the success you want.

You Must Make Consistent Progress On Goals

Daily progress toward your goals requires concentration. By following a strict action plan, you will see precise results. And these precise results will make concentration easier. Because your mind will become more clear on what you want.

As a result, increased attention, focus and concentration leads to increased mental precision. Additionally, by being more precise you will unlock greater subconscious resources. Don’t underestimate the importance of making consistently daily progress on goals.

Define And Follow Strict Result Oriented Routines

You must make a definite decision to act in a precise way. Because most of your actions come from your habits. Your unconscious conditioning directs daily actions. So to take precise action you want to define routines. Which deliver precise results. Include a trigger, behavior and result. Listed below are a few examples:

1) Morning Routine – Trigger (alarm going off or eyes opening), Behavior (make bed, wash face, drink glass of water, 10 minutes light exercise, read power affirmations, 30 minutes self improvement work, healthy protein smoothie), Result (precise action, growth and progress toward goals)

2) Diet/Exercise Routine – Trigger (mental fatigue/hunger/tiredness), Behavior (drink water, eat healthy snack or meal/exercise for 20 minutes), Result (more energy, physical strength, mental clarity, healthy body and mind)

3) Empower/Positive Thinking Routine – Trigger (disempowered/negative Mental State), Behavior (self awareness, focus, sit/stand up straight, superman pose, think of empowering metaphor or affirmation), Result (empowered, powerful, confident, courage)

Set Routines For Short Or Long Time Frames

You can make routines for small events or large events. In any event, you are setting up routines to achieve specific results. And remember to organize scheduled routines based off goals, priorities and vision. Also, be strict and hold yourself accountable to your routines. Finally, refuse to be distracted. Be disciplined.

In conclusion, you must take precise action to achieve your goals. Because precise action brings precise results. In addition, precise action allows you to control your environment. Through your level of discipline you have the choice to change yourself and your environment.

Now when you take precise action you can achieve more personal growth, progress and fulfillment.