Making Decisions – A Key to Success

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Making Decisions and Learning From Your Mistakes is a Key to Success

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Teddy Roosevelt had it right, when it comes to making decisions the worst thing you can do is nothing. But I know what it’s like to be unable to unable to make a decision. I think, well I could do this or that and then I decide maybe I’ll just wait and figure it out later. Only later the decision still needs to be made and I find I’ve just wasted a lot of time that could have been used more productively if only…

If only I’d made a decision earlier. I’ve said that quite a few times in my life.

Does this ever happen to you? Have you ever found yourself really struggling to make a decision? Maybe there were so many choices available that you were unable to make the decisions needed to eliminate your undesirable options so you could make your best choice.

Or maybe you had a couple of choices and each had their strengths and weaknesses which caused you to waiver and you simply got stuck, unable to choose either one.

Having difficulty making decisions is frustrating, isn’t it?

Making correct decisions quickly is important if you want to live a quality life.

Why is making decisions quickly so important?

1. Making decisions quickly allows you to keep moving forward. When you’re unable to make decisions you get stopped in your tracks. When you’re experiencing difficulty making decisions time begins to pass you by. This can keep you stuck in a rut.

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2. Making decisions quickly allows you to maintain momentum. When you’re unable to make decisions you lose your direction which can cause you to want to give up. But making decisions let’s you know where you’re going and what you need to do next.

3. Just making decisions gives you information. You learn from every decision you make. Even “wrong” decisions provide you with knowledge about what not to do next time. Your decisiveness will help you to consistently learn throughout your life.

4. Making decisions helps you cultivate confidence. If you’re having difficulty making decisions it probably means you’re afraid of making a mistake. The fear of making a mistake can stifle your efforts to make a selection and move on.

Mistakes are just a part of life. Although fearing you’ll mess up might seem to be a reasonable initial response, making a decision builds the self-confidence you need to succeed in every area of your life.  The more decisive you are, the more confident you will be.

Use the following strategies for making timely decisions:

1. Stop thinking of your mistakes as failures and start thing of them as feedback. Mistakes are things that humans do regularly. That’s okay; as long as you learn form your mistakes. Ask yourself, “What did I learn form this.” Then learn your lesson and move on. Now you know what not to do in the future and you gained confidence because you survived.

2. Write down your options. You can have difficulty making decisions if you don’t know all you options. So start your decision making process by writing down possible solutions.

3. After you write down your solutions you need to narrow your field of choices. How does each option seem to you? Are there a few you can toss out right off the bat? The process of narrowing down your choices will make your decision-making easier.

• Sometimes when you’re narrowing your options, an appealing choice jumps out at you. Go with it. If it doesn’t work go back and look at number one again.

4. When making decisions gather as many facts as possible. Hard facts enable you to remain objective when making a decision.

• It used to be you had to go to the library to look for facts but luckily, now you’ve got the internet. Just make sure the sites are reputable. Eliminate any websites you’re unsure of.

5. If you lack facts check your gut. Often you gut feeling is the right one. When you lack facts make your best decision based on how you feel.

6. Create a Plan B. Having a backup plan brings you confidence. If you’re struggling to choose between two good solutions just be thankful you’ve got them both. Choose one of them and get to work. If your first option doesn’t work out, you can quickly switch to your Plan B and keep your momentum.

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• Even if you don’t have a Plan B you could ask yourself, “If I had a Plan B what could it look like?”

Use These Tips to Start Making Better Decisions Today!

Although making decisions can be difficult at first, after you get used to making them your life will be fuller and richer, both figuratively and literally. Making decisions will give you more confidence to move forward in life and will give you a sense a direction. And remember, no matter what, you’ll learn something new with each decision you make.

The life you want is waiting for you to choose it. Start making the decisions you need to move you in the direction you want to go now!

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About the Author

Wil Dieck is America’s #1 Mental Fitness Coach©. He is also the founder of Total Mind Therapy©, a system that uses Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)©.

NEC is a system that uses the best of three highly effective processes, advanced hypnotherapy (hypnosis), NLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques and the deep breathing meditative breathing techniques from Qigong, a Chinese Martial Art. He has combined them into one powerful system for that can help you make quick and lasting shifts in your thinking and your behavior.

Wil is a Master Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP) hypnotherapist and Qigong Practitioner. His office is located in San Diego, CA.

He has taught hundreds of people in individual and business settings how to use Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques in both their business and personal lives for making better decisions and living the life of their dreams.

Wil is available for individual coaching sessions and group presentations on how to use NEC or hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming as well as the deep breathing meditation techniques from Qigong for making better decisions.

If you are interested in learning more about using Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques for making better decisions then call (619) 293-3255 for your complimentary personalized assessment and action plan. In this session we’ll discuss the goals you wish to achieve and you’ll go away with an action plan packed with information on how to achieve those goals.