Every day, each one of us had numerous decisions to make. Should we get up when the alarm goes off? What should we wear? Take a shower? Eat breakfast? Go to work?
Many of our daily decisions are made without thinking deeply about them. Others require much more thought.
Sometimes it's easy to procrastinate making a decision because we just aren't sure what decision is best for us because all options are good.
It's been my experience that the problem doesn't go away just because I won't make a decision. It sits right there, like the pink elephant in the room. It invades my thoughts, creeps into my dreams, and deflates my peace. There's a difference between thoughtful contemplation and deliberate procrastination. I've found that the sooner I can make a decision, the sooner I can get on with life!
Here are 5 tips for developing the habit of becoming a quick decision maker:
1. Write down the situation and what you want as an end result.
2. Write down possible solutions that come to mind.
3. Gather any facts needed. (be sure these facts are necessary and not a tactic to delay making a decision)
4. Run through each solution you came up with to determine what is the worst thing that could happen if you made that decision
5. Make the decision and take action.
Becoming a quick decision maker is a skill that can be learned. Making a "quick" decision is not the same as making a "rash" decision. With experience, you'll feel the difference.