4 Dos and Don’ts of Decision Making

Indecision is better than risking the wrong decision, right? Well, if you’re dismantling a bomb or performing brain surgery, maybe. But, in the day-to-day of business, there are few upsides to dragging out your decision. (more…)

“Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.” – Charles Stanley

Earlier this week I wrote on the topic of confidence. It’s a powerful trait. Having confidence or not having it are both powerful conditions that can lead to defining, life-changing outcomes. Today, this quote caught my eye because fear is one of the biggest confidence busters. Fear can stifle our decisions and actions.

Fear causes us to become immobile.

We don’t adapt to the changing economy or market because we fear straying from what’s familiar. We don’t embrace new opportunities because we fear the uncertainty that they bring. (more…)