Last week I stumbled over the repeating call again that many people have trouble with decision making because they face this huge, bigger and bigger growing, …. blocking FEAR factor. And the feeling of fear nurtures the RISK component in each deciders process. The bigger this risk grows, the more insecure people turn. “And then?” Exactly, they will turn away from the decision.
STOP ! ! ! STOP ! ! ! …..right here.
Turn around and come back. Face your decision!
Stand up and look at it: a difficult problem or pain challenges you since quite a while. It could be a main consequence of a bigger decision you took weeks or months ago and now this consequence, which you calculated, grew big enough to ask you to move – out. It could be the time frame of a deadline that narrows you down. Let´s pretend you need to move into a smaller house, to simply cut costs as a step to reach your next big goal. You are in a transition between two jobs. No news, many people have to go through that valley to find themselves at the foot of their next Mount Everest.
DEFINE THE RISK ! Does it burden you? Do you feel pressure? Or do you think you´re not ready for another up-hill marathon yet? If your resilience isn´t lasting, think of small “stops” to rest and move on steadily!
Example: focus on finding the new house (use 50% of your time frame) and focus on working on your new biz or job (use another 50% of your time frame). That´s it. No other goals. No additional steps.
If you feel a burden, rest more often and only take two routes. Have a deadline thou´ which will make you move on automatically. A deadline pressure isn´t as bad as financial pressure. The thing is if you miss the deadline, the financial pressure will step into the process. And then the going gets tough!
TIP: have a clear plan with a realistic time frame and work on it as if you try to reach a huge pay-check. And then follow-up! I talk about the pay-check you save at the end of the decision consequence which belongs into the decision process.
BE A DECISION MAKER. BE OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect –