Some of us simply can’t stop second-guessing every decision that we make.
It is not necessary that you always make the right decision. There will be times when you go wrong as well. That fear of going wrong usually makes many people think too much about every single decision. If you start second-guessing, you will find faults with every decision that you make. This in turn will procrastinate things and hurt your professional life quite significantly. Of course, with big decisions, the stakes are high and you can’t afford to go wrong. That does not, however, mean that you think too much and change your decision a number of times before closing the matter.
Here are four excellent tips to help you stop putting yourself in a dilemma every time you have to make a decision:
In business, you will mostly never have all the information you need to make a decision. Therefore, the chances of going wrong are high. However, it is important to let your instinct speak to you and listen to it. Another thing to remember here is that your competitors are also in the same boat. They have to make decisions in difficult conditions just like you do. No one has the edge.
Most Decisions are Reversible
If you are afraid of making the wrong decision you should remind yourself that there are only a handful of decisions that you can’t change and that will remain the same throughout.
Some optimistic people say that you never make wrong decisions. Every wrong decision helps you learn something or the other. Every step you take teaches you something. That is the approach that you should take because the consequences of most decisions are not brutal.
It is Highly Unlikely that your Decision will be Disastrous
Decisions can be bad but barely a few are disastrous. This is a continuation of the last point. You can more often than not replace your decision or make it better. You may see catastrophic consequences from one bad decision but that will not always be the case. Give yourself and your company more credit because you have it in you to overcome disasters as well.
Making Wrong Decisions if Fine. Being Indecisive is Unforgivable.
You are a leader and leaders should never be indecisive. When you make a mistake, people can forgive you but if you fail to make a decision all together, people will not like it. Indecisiveness is unforgiveable especially when it is a leader we are talking about.
Hopefully, now, you won’t feel scared of taking a decision.
Remember that indecisiveness is worse than being wrong. There are chances of going wrong but bad decisions are generally fixable. That is the reason why you don’t need to be overwhelmed with fear while making a decision. Obsession will only make you indecisive, which is very bad for your business.