Making Decisions Can Sometimes Be Tough… Especially When Life Is Happening Around You
Some of the worst decisions I have made were based on emotions, not on data, facts or pattern recognition. Conversely, my best decisions were made based on the latter. This is why I try to remove emotions from the decision-making process.
Better Decisions = More Growth
Not So Great Decisions = Not So Great Results
The bigger the decision, the bigger the potential impact of that decision on your life and the lives of others around you.
What to eat for breakfast? Small impact…
Hot or iced coffee? Small impact…
Moving houses? Big impact…
Switching kids’ school? Major impact…
Switching job/career? Major impact…
The Bigger The Decision, The More Important It Is That Data, Facts And Patterns Are Reviewed And Analyzed To Make The Decision
Positive data and facts lead to patterns that are productive, providing for growth and progress that align with your goals and vision. Conversely, negative data and facts typically result from patterns that can be seen as non-productive or that don’t align with your goals or vision.
Being Able To Identify And Interrupt Negative Patterns That Don’t Serve You Is A Critical Life Skill
Perspective and experience can play a major role in the finality of a decision. Therefore, bringing in someone that has a different perspective and relevant experience can be very productive and helpful when it is time for you to make a difficult decision.
In addition, the support of trusted advisors when making a decision can help you be decisive once you reach your conclusion. Having the ability to tap into a support network when making significant or major decisions cannot be overstated.
- Data, facts and patterns build the narrative behind the decision >>
- Emotions are removed >>
- Your support network confirms your analysis and gives you the confidence to move forward decisively
Analyze the intel. Get advice. Make a decision. GO!