What is hesitation and how does it apply to your life?

Hesitation is defined as the act of hesitating: a delay due to the uncertainty of the mind or fear: state of doubt or uncertainty (Dictionary, 2019).

Hesitation can sometimes be confused with indecision. Indecision is a state of not being able to decide. Hesitation is different because it means you are considering other things, or you are allowing doubt to set in. Or you are just not sure about something.

Do you understand, hesitation, and how it applies to your life yet? 

Hesitation applies because many of you are hesitating about something right now! You either have doubt about something or you are not so sure about something, so you are hesitating in completing it. Stop doubting yourself and do it already!!! 

How do you stop hesitation? To tell you the truth, hesitation is not necessarily bad. You don’t always want to stop it. Hesitation in certain situations can be good. Think about it, when you hesitate to get involved in questionable situations, that is good.

Hesitation can also cause you to overthink things, and miss out on opportunities. Maybe you hesitate to participate in activities or outings, and because you hesitated you missed out on being involved in something. Your hesitation caused you to miss out on an opportunity to be involved in something good, or maybe to make a new friend.

To sum it up, hesitation is not necessarily good or bad. Hesitation is in us all. Be wise and think about situations that you encounter. Think about why you are hesitating, it could be your spirit telling you it’s not good for you, or it could be you overthinking it.

Remember you were born for a purpose, it is up to you to find that purpose and tap into its greatness. You can’t find your purpose if you are hesitating!



“To teach how to live without certainty and yet without being paralyzed by hesitation is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can do for those who study it”

Bertrand Russell

“The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility, I don’t mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do”

John Ruskin



define hesitation – Google Search. (2019). Retrieved from https://www.google.com/search?q=define+hesitation&rlz=1CAACAC_enUS719US719&oq=define+&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j69i60j69i59l2j69i61l2.4785j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&se_es_tkn=GzGzyHE





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