Slow decision-making wastes time. But procrastinating on decision-making is worse. Fear of making the wrong decision keeps us from moving forward. JUST DO IT! You may make mistakes. Learn from your mistakes. If you do nothing, that’s what will happen, nothing. You won’t accomplish anything nor learn anything. Here are five tips to help in you in the decision-making process.
- Don’t wait until you have all the information. Have the courage to make decisions with only some of the facts.
- Spend time in proportion to the importance of the decision. Don’t waste a lot of time discussing minor issues. Make minor decisions quickly. If the consequence of the decision is not important, it is not worth much of your time.
- If the decision is yours alone to make, and you seem to be bogged down in the process, work on something unrelated for a while, and then tackle the problem anew. The change in pace will revitalize your thinking. But don’t be tempted to procrastinate.
- Always make short-term decisions with the future in mind. Don’t solve immediate problem that result in time-consuming problems further down the road.
- Don’t waste time on past decisions. Move on and move forward.