DECIDE HOW TO DECIDE, BEFORE YOU DECIDE.
If you are anything like me, every now and again you are faced with life altering decisions. Marriage, Career or Job Change, Start a Business, Change Direction in a Business, Move or Build, Adoption, and the list goes on. Making big decisions is difficult and can be paralyzing, but it doesn’t have to be. I offer two certainties:
Certainty No. 1: Only you can make the decision; and
Certainty No. 2: You will live the consequences of that decision – good or bad
“It’s not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are.”Roy E. Disney
So how do we make the best decision with so much uncertainty? I won’t bore you with all of the cliché rules for making decisions because every person and situation is unique. I will say that you should know how to decide before you decide. Managing yourself through a process will save much weeping and gnashing of teeth. Take time to write down your own rules of engagement.
Here are mine:
What are your rules of engagement for decision-making and why are they important to you?