At one time or another, everyone struggles with indecision. Whether you're a low level employee deciding on what font to us in a company memo or a startup founder weighing the benefits of a buyout, making the right decision can be the difference between success and failure.
We asked three entrepreneurs what secrets they have for overcoming indecision. Take a look at their responses below and becoming the decision maker you were born to be:
Determine Desired Outcomes
I'm getting better at trusting my gut, going for it, and taking massive rapid action on decisions. This one was more difficult for me as I tend to be very analytical. Once the outcome you're looking for is established and you know ‘why' you're doing it, ditch the ‘how' and go for it. Many of us get stuck in the ‘how' and all the reasons we think we ‘can't' can keep you in paralysis mode.
– Angela Delmedico of Elev8 Consulting Group
Remind Yourself to Trust Your Gut
Forget about what others think and trust yourself, stay positive and motivated. I like to ask those who encourage me their thoughts. But at the end of the day, I remind myself that I know me and my vision best. With that, I try to think about how each choice might play out in 10 years and then forge forward with conviction.
– Jessica Baker of Aligned Signs
Phone a Friend
Usually being clear on my mission, active priorities, time commitments and financial budgeting allows for easy decision making. But occasionally an uncertainty will arise. Thankfully I have a support group of mentors, friends and colleagues. I call on members of this group when I need to resolve something. My close relationship with them means I usually get a quick and simple answer.
– Tony Banta of Calix Networks
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