Decision making is an essential function for personal growth. Therefore, relying on others to make decisions for you can lead to confusion and a lack of control over the direction of your life.
Let’s face it, we are all tasked with decisions, but only a few of us are great at it.
Generally, we tend to make decisions based on our current circumstances. Is it important? What are the risks? Do I stand to gain or lose? Do I have the knowledge and experience?
If the decision you need to make is critical, requires a level of assurance, has a potential for a negative outcome, and the decision made will affect other aspects of your life. Then there is a good chance the actions you take will lead you to success.
But, if you need to make a decision that has multiple options, ample time and flexibility, plus there are no consequences for poor judgment, the outcome will be less than successful.
8 Steps to Master The Art of Decision Making
Make Decisions Every Day! To master the art of decision making, you need to make a lot of decisions. Practice makes perfect!
Start Small and Early. Designate the first two hours of the day for insignificant choices. Get them out of the way.
Prioritize Decisions. Choose the most important one first! It will assure you energy and clarity to tackle it. As the day passes by fatigue sets in and that’s when you are more inclined to make impulsive decisions.
Eliminate Choices. When you have too many options, it often sabotages the only choice. Minimize and discount as many options as possible or run the risk of paralysis by analysis.
Set a Due Date. Give yourself time to make a decision. But, also set a final due date to make your final choice.
Take Immediate Action. After the final choice is selected, act quickly and decisively to get the ball rolling and to leverage the momentum generated by your keenness to succeed.
Live and Learn. Mistakes are inevitable. They are part of life and a part of your development. If you make a mistake along the way, take it as an opportunity to learn and to grow.
Now repeat steps three through eight to succeed on the next important decision awaiting you.
Never allow someone else to make decisions for you. Doing so is like letting someone drive your life while you sit idle in the passenger seat.
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