Are you one of those people who lay awake all night worrying about a decision and then end up doing nothing because you cannot make your mind up? If so you are not alone, but you need to learn some decision-making skills quickly.
For many people the main problem is that they donít have a clear idea of what their priorities are.
No one can make a decision considering hundreds of different factors. The best thing to do is narrow down all the relevant considerations to only those that really matter.
- Where do you want to be after the decision is made?
- What is really important and what would be nice, but is not a central desire?
For example, if you cannot decide where to go on holiday, focus on what is really important to you. There may be many things you want to get from your break, but what is it that really matters? Is it how good the beach is? How good the meals are? Whether there are interesting cultural sights? Peace and quiet? Or a wild night life? Where people go wrong with decision making is they start to think about every single relevant issue and lose sight of what really matters to them. If what you really want is just a great beach, then keep that as your central focus. There is no point ending up on a holiday which meets some of your minor wishes, but fails to meet your primary needs!
So before you make a decision sit down and work out what you want. What you really really want. What are your key goals? There may be other matters to bring into consideration, but write down the one or two key things you want from the decision, and keep them as your focus as you set about deciding which way to go.