Do you feel like you are constantly making wrong decisions in life? It is not something you alone are going through. People from all ages and races constantly face decision making situations in life – whether it be personal, social and financial.
One’s decision making skills could greatly affect do or die results. On the other hand, making use of too much decision making skills could further lead to decision fatigue or worse decision paralysis.
Whatever way, one has to learn making decisions in the right way without the fear of failing and fear of making regrets. Here are some steps to make sound decisions.
If there’s a need to make big decisions in the future, it is essential to plan beforehand. Planning entails assessing the situation, being able to make choices and make a call to action. A step by step planning helps decision making a lot easier. Planning ahead can also prepare yourself to possible things needed in making decisions, like money or time.
Think the pro’s and con’s
Before all else fails, make sure to weigh situations before making a decision. Analyze if your decision will give more risks rather than benefits. Are the majority going to choose also your decision, if they were given the chance. These are some things you need to consider in making a decision. List them all down and study it.
More critical, less emotional
Sometimes we need emotions to make a decision. But more often than not, we have to set aside feelings and look at things the rational way. Is your choice going to be a just and fair choice even if feelings are involved?
Decisions may involve people and their feelings. It is essential that you can separate feelings from the decisions to be made that you think are right – even if it means people will go against you. Remember to follow your instincts always, even though people around you may tell you otherwise.
Seek other’s advice
See things from other’s point of view. How you solve a problem may be different from other perspectives. It is sometimes necessary to get opinions from people who are not included in the decision making as it gives a fair environment.
Nonetheless, after all opinions are gathered prior to decision making, your decision should still prevail whether the majority’s advice tells the opposite. You will always have that gut feeling. Aside from that, your conscience will always tell you what’s right.
Be active and healthy
According to Business Insider, the NY Times have studied that even the wisest people cannot make good decisions once they are not physically healthy. It is necessary to get enough sleep and have enough glucose in your diet for you to make sound decisions.
Lack of sleep can lead you to fatigue, added the stress you get from work. Lack of glucose in your body will also leave your mind blank due to inability to concentrate.
Above all, your decisions are something you may regret or be proud of. Yet, success cannot be determined by the number of right decisions you make but on the impact these decisions create. Lastly, you know you make better decisions if you are satisfied with its outcome.