Decisions. That mental activity that every one of us engages in on a daily basis. We decide when to wake up, what to eat, how to spend our day, where to spend our money, whom to spend time with…decisions are part of our daily lives.
That doesn’t mean we are good at making decisions. Many of us make very bad decisions every day, and only a few of us make good decisions consistently. Why is there such a disparity in this? What keeps us from making sound decisions?
In fact, as leaders, we are called upon to make tough decisions and when we make a bad one, the effect can be far reaching.
Did you know that you could virtually eliminate conflict and confusion by becoming proficient at making decisions? Once you make a decision, you will find all the people, resources, and ideas you need every time.
Indecisiveness is a decision to not make a decision. This is typically fueled by the fear of failure, low self-esteem, and succumbing to circumstances. This is why so many of us make poor decisions.
As leaders,we are called to a higher level of thinking and executing; and making the tough decisions goes along with the responsibility of leadership.
If you have an idea, a desire, a wish, or a worthy ideal, make the decision to achieve whatever you want, whatever fits the vision. Once you make this decision, the people, resources, and ideas will be attracted to you because your belief in achievement will supersede your fears and circumstances. Your belief will be the catalyst that changes your behaviors, your actions, and ultimately, your results. It is also a great learning model for your team.
Keep your focus on your vision, your worthy ideal. Refuse to worry about how it will happen – know that you are capable of anything you put your mind to, and make the decision today to decide where you are with whatever you’ve got.
Oh, and remember when the vision is clear, the decisions are easy.