Decision Making

Spontaneous DECISIONS can sometimes be good, especially when time is of the essence. Some DECISIONS we need to pause, gather facts, brainstorm and weigh the pros and cons, before we DECIDE. However, we must follow through and DECIDE.

Some of us struggle to make a DECISION because we fear making the wrong DECISION. In most cases, we can go back and make changes to our DECISION. We need to remember that our DECISIONS are not written in stone.

On the other hand, taking too long to make a DECISION may take the DECISION out of our hands. This could be in the form of a missed opportunity or someone else DECIDING for us.

Here are some tips to help with DECISION making:

  1. Pause, do not feel pressured to answer immediately,
  2. Ask for more time i.e. “Can I get back to you”,
  3. Set a time frame to decide,
  4. Get clear on what we are being asked,
  5. Make a pros/cons list.

Remember, not making a DECISION is still making a DECISION.

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  1. Jennifer Doyle

    The key is to actually make a decision. Trusting yourself and what you are feeling is also very important…not making the decision for others but for you.

  2. Atoum

    I love this topic, I am developing my decision making skills.

  3. V Matinnia

    Decision making is one of the more important facets of everyday life.
    When we approach each scenario from a place of love and goodwill, things turn out for the best, most of the time.


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