Decisions, Decisions, Decisions – we all make decisions. How important are decisions? Vitally important. I believe our lives are the sum total of all the decisions that we make. The power of decision-making is enormous, unfortunately; it’s a power that few have harnessed and intentionally used to chart their personal or professional path.
Here are three things you can do right now to harness the power of decision-making in life and business:
- Make the decision: Get off the fence, stop deciding to not decide. Take a chance, take a risk, do something – you’ve studied and assessed the opportunity long enough. The data has been compiled. No more stalling, delaying and procrastinating – make a decision.
- Own the decision: Great decisions birth action. You own the decision by committing to the required action that follows the decision. Action is the difference between an idea and a decision. You own the decision by standing with the decision and standing for the decision.
- Change the decision: Commitment, especially in the business world, doesn’t imply forever. You can commit to a decision and course of action today that you change next year. Does it mean that today’s decision was bad? No – it means that based on new, relevant information and a changing environment it was time to modify the original decision or go a totally new direction. And by the way, if it turns out to be a “bad” decision, it’s your decision, give it a proper burial and go a different direction.
Now, I’ve gotta go make, own and change a few decisions. How about you?