Everyday from the moment that we wake up, we’re faced with an assortment of decisions to make for that moment and the rest of the day.
The usual one’s are pretty much routine and out of habit, but it can become a struggle when it comes to making the bigger ones.
These are the potential life altering choices which could possibly steer or change the course of our lives. So there are a few ways on choosing correctly when it really counts.
Making Routine Decisions
The every day decisions, whether they’re instant or not, can also change our path, which includes how we feel, look, and think. This because we choose what to wear, what food to eat, what to purchase, which route to take when walking or driving to work.
It’s been suggested by social research experts that individuals can easily make over 30,000 decisions on a daily basis. Most of them, fortunately, they’re made automatically without even thinking about it.
But then there are those bigger decisions which stands out and will consume and cause us to stop and think. Some will even become paralyzed for weeks, in despair, hopefully making the right decision, weighing out or just afraid of the consequences when the stakes are high.
Then there are those individuals who hold high office, or are controllers of big business where one seemingly easy decision can affect millions of lives, dictating those who are indirectly involved. Their success equates to the total sum of the decisions that they make.
The approach, the angles, and the reasoning on how individuals make these critical decisions when they’re faced with a major problem can at times be counter intuitive, this since everyone who makes them will be able to dictate their own success.
So listed are tips on better increasing your chances of making the right decision.
Know The Tidal Wave Effect Of Your Decision
It may be the most obvious trait of an individual to determine and consider who’ll be affected once they make a decision, but more often than not, they’ll just examine how that decision will impact them, first.
This without any consideration or thought for others. Young adults are common when it comes to this approach as they live through the “Me, it’s all about me…” phase of life.
So instead of making quick impulsive decisions, make a list of those who would be effected the most, and then weight out both the pros and cons for each and every one of them based on the decision that you make.
You may even decide to ask them personally on what they think before you act. They’ll appreciate your sincerity and may even offer useful feedback or perspective. Just listing these good and bad points will allow you to reach your decision quicker.
Living Out The Outcome(s) Of Your Decision
Snap decisions are usually made when it comes to greed or ego, while fear of making the wrong decision can often freeze you in your tracks. It’s easy to just think about the win, but overcome the fear of making the wrong decision, by playing out the negative repercussions.
So sit back and play out the scenario, visualizing the worst possible outcome which can occur. You can either daydream it out or discuss it with someone over a coffee. Either way, make sure that you completely feel the emotion as well as the ultimate impact.
If you’re able to handle the worst of circumstances from making that decision, you’ll then successfully mitigate the risk and you should be ready to accept the results of making it, whether it’s either good or bad.
Making A Major Decision Too Soon
At times, some will just rush too quickly into making a major decision in their lives, this before they know all of the information or possible outcomes. The bigger that the decision is, the more forces there are in play which may completely alter the circumstances.
This may occur to those accustomed to making impulsive rash decisions, or someone who isn’t patient enough or is pressed for time. So what needs to be practiced is managing one’s impatience when these big decisions need to be made.
Some of life’s biggest failures have occurred from those making a decision too quickly, before all of the facts are known. So what needs to be learned is controlling yourself to defer these big decisions until the very last moment.
This will often result in 2 advantages:
• In the majority of the cases, circumstances and situations have a habit of somehow resolving themselves, or the issues may dissipate, making the ultimate decision more obvious
• You’ll usually tend to come out looking a lot brighter when waiting things out, which results in correctly making what then becomes an easy decision to make
It’s impossible to make the perfect or right decision each and every time. But if the proper insight, consideration, communication, and planning is used, then you should be able to reduce the odds of making any “bad” decisions, and thus reducing the negative impact.