Adopt This One Easy Habit For Making Better Decisions
In the world we live in, everything is now moving very fast. As a result, we are constantly bombarded with all kinds of information. Whether on a personal or professional level, the opportunities available to you are numerous but require you to make decisions quickly so that you do not let them pass you by.
This speed of the world we live in means that you must be able to make decisions quickly. However, for many people, decision-making is a difficult and time-consuming process.
Why Is It So Hard To Make A Decision?
The first thing to do is to ask why is it so hard for many people to make a decision? What are the mental mechanisms that come into play and slow down the decision-making process?
Overall, I have the feeling that people who take a long time to make a decision are actually overly afraid of failure. For many people, failure is seen as something shameful and therefore unacceptable. In fact, they will consider all possible scenarios and all the consequences of each of their decisions.
Worse still, they will overthink all the possible scenarios even though they have not yet done anything!
Under these conditions, it becomes almost impossible to move quickly in any direction. In the end, these people will never succeed in making progress in life.
Asking Too Many Questions Is Counterproductive
By asking too many questions and overthinking, these people will make the decision-making process much more complicated than it really is. Or more complicated than it should simply be.
In concrete terms, you will start asking yourself a first question about your decision. This will lead to a new question and then another. And then right away.
In the end, you will have countless questions in your head without really being able to answer them because you can only formulate hypothetical answers. All this will fill you with doubts.
You will eventually make a decision because you will have to, but with a confused mind, it is very likely that you will make a bad decision. So, while you had the will to make the best possible decision, all your hesitations will prove counterproductive.
You Can Never Anticipate All Scenarios
To change and make better decisions, you must first realize that you cannot anticipate all the potential facts and scenarios.
This has nothing to do with you. It’s just that it’s impossible!
No one knows what tomorrow will bring. You need to be aware of this. The sooner the better. There is therefore no point in overthinking each of your decisions. On the contrary, it is becoming dangerous as I have just explained.
So you need to apply another strategy to make quick decisions.
Accept Failure And Learn From Your Mistakes
In order to be able to make decisions quickly, you will first have to accept failure. Failure is a natural thing and it happens to everyone. If you doubt it, just read the biographies of successful entrepreneurs such as Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk or Steve Jobs.
You will find that they have all failed in their lives. However, where these exceptional people make a difference is in the way they react to failure. They are never slaughtered and consider their failures as stepping stones to future success because they allow them to learn essential things to adapt.
For you, it’s the same thing. By accepting failure and considering it as it should be, you will be able to put the scope of your decisions into perspective. This way, you will be able to make decisions more quickly.
All you have to do is get started because most of the time, making a decision based on your instincts is the right decision!
If this decision turns out to be the wrong one finally, there is nothing serious and above all no regrets to have. Take the time to learn from your mistakes and you will do better next time.
In any case, you have only one simple habit to adopt: make your decisions quickly in order to make better decisions and above all to finally take action!