Have you ever put off making a decision about even the smallest matter?
Why is it so hard for us to make decisions at times?
Is it because we are afraid of making the wrong decision?
A reporter once asked a bank president…
“Sir, what is the secret of your success?”
The banker replied… “Two words.”
“And, sir, what are they?” the reporter asked.
“Right decisions,” the banker answered.
“And how do you make the right decisions?”
“And, sir, what is it?”
“And how do you get experience?”
“And, sir, what are they?”
“Wrong decisions,” the banker answered.
The ability to move beyond the fear of making the wrong decision is key to living a full and successful life. As his Uncle Donald advised my husband years ago, “Do something, even if it’s wrong!”
When faced with a tough decision, it is always helpful to ask, “What is the worst thing that could happen?” We may find that the worst thing that could happen is not as bad as that which could result from not making a decision.
Affirmation for the Week:
“I move forward with confidence in my decision-making abilities. When any decision does not yield the desired effect, I rest comfortably in the knowledge that I can reassess my approach and make yet another decision. I am a powerful and successful decision maker.”
Have a decisive week!