Both minuscule decisions like “what do I eat today?” and monumental, like “what career should I pursue”, can be a daunting daily task for some of us. The struggle can stems out of anything from a lack of confidence to a personality trait. Even CEO’s and upper management get caught in the cycle of indecision. Some of the worst decision makers rely on others constantly to make choices for them but that can’t always be the case. Simply procrastinating or copping out seems to be most peoples’ style and is definitely the easy way out.
When striving to be an outlier, decisions must be made. To avoid getting stuck in the battle of “should I” or “shouldn’t I” or the “yes” or “no” game, its best to learn how to make better decisions so you can stop wasting your time worrying and step your productivity up a notch. Lets kick the indecisiveness to the curb and start following these 5 easy tips to becoming a better decision maker, shared on Entreprenuer.com by Scott Halford.
1. Stop seeking perfection
2. Be independent
3. Turn your brain off
4. Don’t problem solve, decide.
5. Admit your mistakes
Link to article: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/218164
With this advice, making decisions can become easier and your team’s perception of you as a leader will continue to improve. Find the balance between emotion and reason next time you make a decision and don’t let those indecisive instincts get in the way.