Once you get used to making decisions rapidly you will start to realize that clear, firm decision making often results in better decisions then ones where you stew around with the same information over and over again. The wrong decision is no decision at all. They might be able to see impacts that are invisible to you with your organizational blinders on. There are two ways to get to the bottom of this fear and overcome indecision: faith and confidence. Decisiveness is both a skill you can build and an internal state you can summon when you need it. Quit trying to control things and make more decisions. On the other hand if you have learned all you can, it might be time to make the call.
Being decisive is simply the most rational way to take on any problem. We all need to know our gifts and our weaknesses, and to that end, we need to know when to accept the advice of experts in the field or others in our organization that are better equipped to make the decision. You understand that in certain situations, some difficult and timely decisions must be made in the best interests of the entire organization. Because I have too many other decisions to make. Whether it is with an emergency room doctor or the high school graduate debating what to do with her life, without clear decisions there can be no action and no results. Nope, like most people, I am stuck with the very exhausting task of actually making decisions by myself for myself, all alone, relying just on my inner strength and the slim pickings of my inner wisdom. His latest book, The Enlightened Franchisee, is now available on Amazon.
But we make calculated decisions. Determine your data threshold Earlier in my career, I wanted to gather 100% of the available data before even contemplating making a decision. Learn from each and iterate quickly. This is the principle of Ultimate Flexibility, or keeping as many options open for as long as possible while you wait for more information to emerge, rather than backing yourself into a corner where you are left with no choice at all. Eliminate small decisions from your life. Of course, looking back I realize just how ridiculous this was. So how do you break out of this? Visualize Possible Outcomes Another option is to envision what might come as a result of your decision.
We worry about doing the wrong thing and obsess over the details. Though those small decisions seem unimportant, just making them efficiently creates new pathways in the brain that will aid the big decisions. Shrink your book cover down to that screen size where you can see it up against the 30 or so other books vying for the same reader, see which of your covers stands out visually, then ask folks who are potential readers of that book to tell you which cover s stand out to them. People looking in from the outside may be able to give you a fresh perspective. Decisiveness as an Emotion Decisiveness is more than just a skill, it is a feeling. I had to unlearn what I had learned and develop an entirely new framework for making decisions.
He has written the bestselling book, Moving Targets: Creating Engaging Brands in an On-Demand World which can be purchased at all major booksellers including Amazon. You may feel indecisive when you don't have enough information. Next steps Your job as an entrepreneur is to take chances, not have all the answers. Since emotions can sometimes make us biased or see things in an inaccurate light, basing a decision on logic, rather than on a current emotional state, usually gives you more objective information to make the final call. For more established companies, the challenge is different.
Write these onto a compass at the four cardinal points: North, South, East and West. Count the noises you recognize and imagine where they are coming from. How did you hold yourself in that state. Turn down every random street or path you can find until you get lost. Understand the root cause of your hesitation. I think you can guess which group psychologists found to be happier and more content.
Learn from your mistakes as well as learning from your successes in the area of decision-making. Your next move will , or erode it. Be All leaders must make courageous decisions. Operate from an internal source of strength and plan the right course of action. Banish Your Perfection Mindset Some people are paralyzed by a fear of failing.
Feel free to use these on your clients or yourself. Indecisive people act that way simply because they assume others will make better decisions for them. My past experiences and gut instinct together allow me to gauge the risk and decide to go for it or walk away. All of these will make the process more excruciating and will make you unsatisfied with whatever decision you land on. No reproduction is permitted in whole or part without written permission of PwC.