What are we most afraid of?
Making the wrong decision OR not making the right decision OR not making a decision at all!
Tom Robbins is quoted as saying “Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach”
But as the saying goes “indecision becomes decision with time” – but what’s the consequences of lack of action or wrong action?
Often the truth is we are afraid of making a decision that will backfire on us.
To help us make a decision we need to be methodical in our approach.
Here are 6 steps you might want to consider:
- Write down all the options you have and what the expected outcomes are likely to be – this helps you feel more comfortable with making the decision as well as helping you decide on which is the best option
- Focus on a positive outcome – whatever the outcome it’s going to be okay
- Ask others for their thoughts – it’s okay to ask our friends, family or colleagues for their opinions, ideas and thoughts as these can help us with our deliberations on step 1
- Revisit your options – decide on which path is the best one; which option is the best for you; which decision will give you the best outcome
- Trust your instincts – what does your gut tell you and do you have a good feeling about the decision you’ve decided on or not; listen to your head and heart
- What’s the worst that can happen – put this all into context, in that, whatever decision you make, it isn’t world stopping and we can and will manage with whatever the outcome is
Remember that we are making decisions every day in our lives and making bigger and more important decisions is part of us growing. Every day we grow, we learn, and we become stronger.
As Tom Robbins says above – once you’ve made that decision you can still commit to it but be flexible on how you tackle it depending on the circumstances, so you can achieve your goal.
So – go on – make that decision now!