From the time that we wake up in the morning, until the time that we lay our heads down at night, we are always making decisions. Decision making is often second nature to us as we are quick to make many decisions without even taking the time to think things through.
The problem with our decision-making skills is we often apply the same strategy to complex decisions as we do to our everyday choices. We see a business opportunity that pays plenty of money, so we decide to pursue it only to discover later it has ripped us from time, money, and the core of who we are. It is situations like these when our quick thinking leads to poor judgment.
We have to learn to stop making decisions so fast. One thing I have learned is that if something requires you to decide on a short clock, then it's best to say no. I know it may present an opportunity, but believe me when I say, another chance will come. Rushed decisions are not sound decisions. Good choices are those that provide allow you to take your time. When opportunities become available to you, I have learned it is best to take time, think things through and wisely come to a decision.
“Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make the decision right” -Phil McGraw
Making a decision right is better than making a decision quickly. Understand that opportunities are always available. Life is like a revolving circle, it will come back around, and if it doesn't, something better will. When that bigger and better opportunity is presented to you, you will be prepared, and you will be able to handle it with excellence.
So take your time, and slow down. When you feel pressured, remove the pressure, eliminate the deadline and focus on discovering how that opportunity can help move you forward. Do not allow things or people to distract you from what’s in your best interest. And don’t forget that what’s worth having is worth waiting for.
Until next time,