Decision Making Made Easy in Three Steps

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September 28, 2016
Decision MakingDecision-making is quite simple. It is the fear of making wrong decisions that holds people back.

As a leader it is important to be decisive. You should have the ability and skill to make on the spot decisions. While many leaders already possess the skill, they shy away from making decisions because they are worried they will regret it later on. The fear of regret holds them back.

If you are on the same boat, the following steps will help you:

There is Nothing to be Scared

Repeat to yourself that there is nothing to be scared. Even if you make a bad decision, you should affirm that it is not the end of the world. While this is very easy to say and very difficult to practice, it is not impossible. In order to eliminate the fear, you need to define failure. You also need to remember that failure is good as long as you take it positively. Define smart failure and stop blaming when things go wrong.

Understand that Everything will Not Always Work in your Favor

Life is not a bed of roses. Sometimes even good decisions are perceived badly and you come out as the bad guy and at such times you should understand that you couldn’t please everyone. As long as you know that you took the right decision, you shouldn’t regret it. When you understand this critical aspect of decision-making you will automatically be more confident.

Force it

When you face indecisiveness, you should push yourself by giving yourself deadlines. Deadlines usually work wonders because they force you to think quickly and make decisions. Of course, there are chances of you making the wrong decision but that risk is always there. Deadlines will help you think faster and when you keep repeating this exercise, you will get good at it automatically.

Incorporate these steps not just in your professional life but also during casual occasions such as which restaurant you should eat at so that you lose the fear and become more confident.

Practice will lead to betterment.

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Indecisiveness usually stems from the fear of making wrong decisions. Eradicate that fear by realizing that failure is plausible and as long as you fail smartly, there is no need to worry and be stressed. Give yourself deadlines so that you automatically push yourself to make a decision.

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