4 Tips to Become a Better Decision Maker

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We are all faced with a ton of decisions in our daily lives. Some decisions carry more weight than others, and we often question whether or not we are making the best decisions possible. This is especially true in our professional lives and careers. With so much at stake, how can we be sure we are making the best possible choices at the office?

Confidence is one key element, and this means we need to fight our instinct to spend too much time dwelling on our decisions. Once the decision has been made, it’s time to move forward and work on the next steps. Of course there will be times where the decision we made ending up being wrong, but these are simply experiences that bring an opportunity to learn. If we can learn from our mistakes, we will be prepared to make better decisions in the future.

According to FastCompany.com, here are 4 tips to become a better decision maker:

  1. Learn to trust your gut, it’s real! When you learn to listen to your gut, you’ll make quicker decisions that are based in your subconscious. You’ll be overthinking less and moving on to the next steps even quicker.
  2. Do your homework, but at some point it’s time to make a decision. It’s smart to arm yourself with all the information and data points so that you can plot out all the possible outcomes of a decision. But at some point, you need to use that information to make the best possible decision in the moment. Don’t spend too much time stuck in paralysis over the decision. If it ends up being a wrong decision, you can find your way forward in the next step.
  3. Analyze the results and adapt. This step is often overlooked (perhaps because people don’t like admitting to their ego that their decision was wrong). It is absolutely crucial to analyze and track the results so you can pivot if it is determined that the original decision wasn’t the correct one.
  4. What did you learn? This self reflection step helps us make better decisions in the future by understanding why past choices were correct or why they were incorrect. There’s a saying that there is no such thing as failure, only opportunities to learn.

For more details and to read the full article from FastCompany.com, click the link below!