How To Become A Better Decision Maker
Can you make decisions in an instant? Then you’re one of the lucky few!
Many struggle to make decisions on a daily basis, whether it be in their professional or personal lives, and this can hinder their chances of achieving success.
There are steps, however, that you can take to help become a better decision maker.
Ask someone you trust what they think
It’s important to confide in people you trust and know the circumstances when facing difficult decisions.
Getting another person’s perspective on a situation can help to shine a new light and ensure you feel confident going forward with any decision you make.
Take emotions out of the equation
Decisions led purely by emotion are never a good idea. If you find yourself emotionally drawn to something, it’s best to take a step away and come back to it at another time. Although you do need to trust your instincts, making big decisions when you’re not feeling level-headed can result in you making a bad decision.
Be confident about what you’re doing
Even if you don’t feel completely confident about the decision you’re making, tell yourself you do. Trust me – you’ll feel so much better for doing so!
Trust your instincts wholeheartedly
Going with your gut instincts is probably the soundest piece of advice you can get. To put it simply, going with your gut can help you decide when something is right – and when it isn’t. So if you feel anything isn’t quite right about a situation, it probably isn’t.
Trust this feeling and you can’t go far wrong.
Don’t change your mind
We’re all guilty of changing our minds every now and again, but once you’ve made a decision, don’t talk yourself out of it or into another.
Be honest with yourself and others
The only way you’ll make a decision that’s right for you is to be completely honest. If you ask yourself questions and honestly answer ‘no’ to many of them, then it may be time to re-think the direction you’re thinking of going in.
Think about the future and goals
Are you wanting to reach certain goals before you hit a certain age? Then considering this in your decision-making will help make life much easier. If doing one thing will help you achieve what you want to, then, ultimately, you need to stay on that path.
Look at the bigger picture
It can be all too easy to focus on one good thing or sparing a thought about a bad situation. But if you can remove this negativity and look at the situation as a whole, you’ll make better decisions going forward – guaranteed.
Do you have any tips for making decisions for those who struggle? Feel free to share them on social media or via the comments section below!