We are constantly being asked, either by ourselves or others, to make decisions. The impact of making those decisions is one which is generally discounted as “just something that you do”. But are we getting the most out of our decisions?  

Whether it be choosing what to wear in the morning; listening to the car’s navigation system or taking a our own detour because we think it will be a quicker; or listening and filtering advice from those around us. This constant decision making for some can be challenging, especially if it means considering stepping out of your comfort zone.

So how do we make quality decisions more often? When we are faced with a decision, we generally have three options: FLIGHT (run away from making a decision), FIGHT (make the decision and get on with things) or FREEZE (do nothing). Past experiences will impact on the option we choose, however a couple of things may also help:

  • You aren’t alone – Those around you also want you to succeed and will back your decision (They too are on your bus and want you to get there in style)

  • Getting the upside – By making a decision, you give yourself the opportunity to get a piece of the “growth pie” (the extra benefits that come with making the decision to step up or try something different)

  • Learn another way – You make a decision and it may not be the optimal decision…. does the world stop turning or the sun stop coming up in the morning? No, these continue to happen regardless.

So this week let’s take on these decisions we may have been putting off and spend more time in Flight mode…. wear that new dress to work and get those flattering compliments, go to that networking event and meet new people to bring in more business; make the decision to go for that run v sleeping in; ask the question at work you haven’t been comfortable to ask; do something that you have always wanted to do but haven’t felt empowered to do. Chances are that you will experience growth and love it!

A big THANK YOU for all your kind words over the past  week. It was a challenging week personally, so knowing I had the support of you all made it easier to be in Fight mode myself.

Have an awesome week!