Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Breaking Free - Overcoming Indecision

Overcoming Indecision

I was trying to decide what to write about this month. At first nothing exciting came to mind. Then lots of ideas came to my head but after re-evaluating, those ideas might not have been too exciting either.

Then, it happened. I thought that writing about decision making and overcoming indecisiveness would be valuable and maybe even exciting.

The Choices You Make

Let's look at how long it takes you to make a decision.

IndecisionHow much mental energy do you put into deciding:

  • where to eat dinner?
  • what clothes to wear?
  • where to go on vacation?
  • what product to buy?

How long does it take you to make decisions at work?

  • which resources to use?
  • what path to take?
  • how much time to invest?

Every choice you make means that you lose out on all of the other options. Choice = loss. Doesn't that seem very final?

Good Decisions

We all want to make good decisions and choices. A choice is a value judgment plain and simple. Choice is about selecting the option that your mind believes is the best decision. It's about what adds the greatest value.