March 12, 2008

3 steps to confident decisions

Some people procrastinate because they're scared they'll make the wrong decision.

So they do nothing at all.

Sound familiar?

I've been told by some people that I make decisions too quickly. Honestly, I feel like, "so what if it's wrong?" 99,9% of things are easily fixable and at least I ensure I'm always taking some sort of action.

Here are some things to tell yourself so you can make confident decisions in business and life:

1. ANY action is better than inaction

God can only direct you if you're on the open seas ;) not when you're stationed at the harbour

2. If you make a wrong decision, you can always fix it.
Clients often say to me, "I don't know if I should take this job" What if I'm making a mistake?

Well, if generally the pros outweigh the cons, then what's the worse that can happen? You discover you made a big mistake. All you do is get the papers and start looking again. So you had a 2 - 3 month detour in your career? At least you're stepping out and taking some risks.

3. Practice makes perfect.
The more you're comfortable with decision-making, the more comfortable you get.

You'll get to know a stupid risk vs a calculated risk and over time, start making better judgements.

Trust your instincts. Often you do know what you have to do and you're just looking for someone to confirm it for you.

Successful people are those who can make decisions and take action.

Choose to be successful today :)

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