Each of us makes so many decisions every day – from simple to complex; personal to business.
I’ve read, and believe, that successful people tend to make decisions and take action quickly.
Successful people know that action, of any kind, is progress. There will be some mistakes made along the way and failures to overcome, but they don’t focus on the negatives. When faced with a choice, a person focused on success makes a decision and deals with the results – good or bad – and keeps on moving.
People who hesitate on decisions until all the details have been analyzed ad nauseam are those who fear failure to an extreme. They believe that by not making a decision, nothing bad can happen. However, time doesn’t stop and life keeps moving forward. So, hesitating for too long, more often than not, I believe, won’t bring positive results.
I’m not saying to make decisions on a whim, by any means. But think about your decision-making style.
Are you quick to review the facts and figures and then you take action?
Do you constantly need more information before you can ever make a move?
Which style do you think gives the most effective results over the long term?
If you can become more decisive, you can become more successful because, no matter what the result, you’ll be taking action toward your goals.
Do you agree?
Lisa J. Jackson is an independent writer and editor who enjoys working with businesses of all sizes. Ultimatums are her favorite type of decisions — if someone won’t let her have even a few moments to understand the facts, then she always passes. You can connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn.