It is what it is!
As kids, the parents make decisions for the kids to allow growing-up safe. As adults, people make decisions for their life and their education. As leaders, people make decisions for involved people like a team, to reach a goal and to get a result.
Decisions take responsibility! Fact.
If you´re a typical gambler, always using new wind for your sail, then you´re not a decision maker. You use other peoples wind for getting ahead in life.
True decision makers use this method like a motor to get ahead! Positive is, the more experienced deciders become the faster they make decisions –> the more PS they add to their inner motor.
Did you ever notice how many decisions you have to take when you´re driving somewhere in a car, especially somewhere new? Decisions are a special strategy to reach a goal.
If you are one of those people who have trouble making decisions because you never sat down to work on the relevant criteria, then you´re stuck in life. As a result, you might turn away from deciding and that´s too bad! Today I want to explain the function of “setting criteria”!
A certain criteria is your checkpoint, it´s fix. It belongs to something.
It´s like standing concentrated on a certain ground. You need to stand somewhere with your feet to see the possible directions which are the alternatives. Otherwise you can´t turn to choose!
Remember Spider Man? Spider Man moves by throwing elastic “glue” out of his wrists – to houses, to be able to swing along the streets with a certain speed. When swinging he quickly decides where he needs the next checkpoint which functions like a lock, for a moment. Only from these checkpoints he can move to the next house and to the next and to the next. Without the checkpoints, he couldn´t decide at all how to move nor to move on!
If you decided for something wrong, something which doesn´t belong to you, well, you can stop it. Deciding means to say several times “no” and one time, “yes”! Standing somewhere fix means you said “stop” or “no”, maybe several times, before you knew the “yes” and the “yes” made you feel good! That´s why you stopped moving, simply to show WHERE you are.
With your criteria you will easily figure out when to move and where to move, if at all or for a while. Criteria are your checkpoints. In business it´s mainly numbers, like quantities and amounts. In life it´s what you value most. Value motivates us to move or to stand still.
BE A DECISION MAKER. BECOME OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect