Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Decision Making

It's easy to get into the habit of procrastinating.  Very often this is because we're scared of making the wrong decision.  Often however it's the lack of a decision which is the worst outcome of all.  Getting past the fear of making the wrong decision seems like a critical skill to have.

We can never be 100% sure a decision is going to be right, no matter how much information or experience we have.  As the old saying goes, "life is risky".  It's all risky. 

I find it more helpful to think, "This is the best decision I can make right now" knowing that inevitably it will sometimes be the wrong decision - and accepting that.  A wrong decision may sometimes bring some regrets but that's part of life.  It's still way better than the alternative - paralysis by analysis. 

Taking time to reflect is good if it 
leads you to better decisions.

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