I was never great at making decisions. As a Libra, I would constantly weigh up options – and by the time I had decided on something, usually it was far too late. This was a constant theme of my life until I learned how to be a better decision maker. Here’s what you need to do.
Don’t Wait For Perfection
One big problem I had was that I was always looking for perfection. Any time one of the available options had a “but…” attached to it, I would be looking for a better way. But when it comes to making decisions, a lot of the time you can’t wait for perfection. There is no third way – you have to take one of the options presented to you. Don’t wait for best possible; just choose best right now.
Find Coping Techniques
If you’re as horrible with decisions as I was, you’ll probably need a way to help you decide. Some people sing a rhyme to filter out options at random. Others might list pros and cons on each side. I like to do a tarot reading online to help determine the best path forward. The thing is, your coping technique might show you the right answer even if that isn’t the one that comes up. Take this example: you have to decide which film out of three to watch tonight. Using your coping technique, you select a comedy. As you do, you feel a moment of regret that you aren’t going to watch the horror. The solution? Watch the horror. Your gut really knew all along – you just had to trigger it.
Be More Confident
When making decisions at work or for important reasons, you can end up getting too far into your own head. I would make a decision, but then feel so scared and nervous that I wasn’t willing to back that decision up. Be confident in yourself and your abilities and you will be able to see it through. When you feel doubt, remind yourself of who you are. Think about your achievements and your abilities. Know that you have the experience and skills required to make this choice. Then make it, without any doubt.
Listen To Those Around You
Of course, you shouldn’t make decisions just for the sake of it. You also need to make informed and careful decisions that make sense. In order to do this, you should spend more time investigating and listening to advice. Those around you may know more about the situation or have a better idea about how to solve it. For example, when deciding on which new machine your company should buy to help production, you shouldn’t decide on your own: talk to those who run the machines, your engineers, and look for customer reviews if you can. An informed decision is always a better one.
With these tips in mind, you should be making better decisions in no time. I took a little while to adjust, but now this is what I do every time without even having to think about it. At work and at home, I’m known as someone who can make decisions and get things done.