There are 2 kinds of Decisions: those we HAVE TO or WILL TAKE in life!
It´s those decisions which are forced on us, by the environment and other peoples plans, and on the other side the decisions we choose to take as a strategic move. We will start with a different mindset.
The difference is the position of its IMPULSE:
decisions which are forced on us are ad hoc or slowly growing impulses which reach our life from the outside. They force us to “re-act” with a confident mindset. The decisions we take as a forward move, for a go-on, are a release of our own impulses, motivated by dreams/wishes and therefore, chosen with a thought-through plan.
Mostly, we´re not informed and prepared to meet the imposed decisions of the environment, which often but not always cause trouble. Those ad hoc situations often cut our time and money, which are 2 of 4 risk factors. To avoid such nasty situations, we or the team has to keep all eyes and ears open and listen & read about topics we deal with. That´s a good plan to meet ad hoc situations, released by other peoples decisions.
In terms of our plans to go into a new direction and speed up the sleepy “fate”, we will make sure to be prepared and well informed, with a plan in our hands. Heading into a new direction needs to look into a “map”, which shows what we will be confronted with. Best case! Making plans takes time because we can´t follow nor copy a process and such a map avoids huge damage or frustration. All it takes is to be well informed and prepared for the waiting challenges.
Why do I write about it today?
It´s because to point with the finger onto the POSITION! Here´s the difference:
DECISIONS, FORCED ON US:
POSITION: we are moving in our own zone, standing on our country, with our team and folks, we know each other and best case: we trust each other. Trust makes us share relevant information. We´re informed and prepared. Being prepared means WE GROUP to help us. We stay in our zone, now trying to deal with or integrate the new situation into our existing life. We are affected and things will change.
DECISIONS, WE CHOOSE TO TAKE:
POSITION: we are standing and moving in our own zone, with our trusted team and folks, now planning to step outside to meet new people, new situations, new customers, new biz-partners, deal with a new infrastructure, meet or make new rules and meet a different nationality. We are about to change our position and move from A to B! This will force us to learn everything about the place of the new position at which we aim at. We will affect others! Others, which are prepared and those, which aren´t prepared but surprised.
Here´s my take away: Keep those 2 different decision situations apart! They are not comparable. Act with fairness. Be kind and open to yourself.
Making thought-through strategic decisions with a plan in your hands or reacting to other peoples decisions with consciousness and a new step to deal with change (you choose what to do next) is acting from a different (mindset) POSITION. Know your position!
BE A DECISION MAKER. BE OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect