We make hundreds of decisions every day. When will I get out of bed? Will I have a shower now? What will I have for breakfast? Etc etc. However, some decisions are much easier to make than others!
It’s when it comes to decisions about things you haven’t done before, or stepping out of your comfort zone, or walking into unknown territory that make things a bit trickier – it’s times like these when people may tend to avoid responsibility and get stuck sitting on the fence for fear of making a decision they will regret!
But you deserve better than that – it’s time to get in the habit of making decisions so you can move forward and enjoy the life you deserve instead of being held back by confusion!
It’s better to do something than do nothing at all. Use the formula below to clear the confusion and make a decision, and view every choice as being the right choice regardless of the consequences. Choose to believe whatever road you take is the direction you need to go in order to learn something new, whether it is good, bad or otherwise.
1. Identify the Decision to be made (what goal or end result do you want to achieve?)
2. List your options (Identify all the possible options and get more information on each option)
3. Study your options (what are the advantages and disadvantages of each option -consider both extremes and then ask yourself “and then what?” If the worst extreme happens, then what?
4. Make your Decision (Choose the best solution accepting the risk of a possible unfavourable outcome).
5. Carry out your decision with confidence (knowing this is the right decision at the right time).
6. Focus on your desired outcome (eliminate doubt).
Once a decision is made, for your own sanity, you will have to follow through. You must be willing to back yourself and have confidence for a positive outcome, rather than tormenting yourself by swaying back and forth on whether you made the right decision or not. No matter what decision you make, there will always be prices to pay and benefits to reap from every decision. I love the following quote “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.” Zig Ziglar
This week’s challenge: Have you been sitting on the fence avoiding making a decision on anything? If you tend to struggle when it comes to making decisions and you want to put an end to your confusion, then use the provided formula to help you make a decision and move on!
If you still have trouble following through, then have a FREE Coaching Session with Kerry Townsend of Mothers Toolkit and gain insight into what’s holding you back and why.
`FREE Your Time` 1 on 1 Online Coaching Program with specialist ‘Mother Coach’ Kerry Townsend can also help you with tailored solutions to suit your specific needs and lifestyle, and formulate a simple, achievable plan to conquer your confusion and time management challenges.