Updated: May 20
JUMP! Take the plunge! Go on and dive in like when you were a kid. As an adult we forget how much more refreshing and fun it is to just plunge right in rather than slowly and painfully inching our way in. The same goes for decision making.
Instead of debating back and forth endlessly with yourself about whether or not one outcome will be better than another, you need to set a reasonable amount of time to weigh the choices and then make a decision based upon the best information and choices you have at the time. Decision making is like a muscle. If you can make one decision you strengthen it.
The more decisions you make the stronger your ability and belief in it. If you wait around, options will disappear and your decision will be the result of inaction. Then, you will be back to square one or even minus square one! Making a decision is the only way to move forward in an empowered way.
Self aware and empowered people know they must take risks to make a decision. They gain power by making decisions because they dare to step up and take charge rather than waiting around for some sign that will never come. Being indecisive is self sabotaging. Life requires us to be active participants to be happy and productive. If you end up making the wrong decision, then you can make another decision. Life is all about progressing forward. You will never make progress by stagnating in your decision-making.
As Theodore Roosevelt said, "In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing." So, are you ready, let’s take the plunge.