My todays BLog-post relates to the article of Alex McClafferty from February this year, where he writes about the 5 Steps to Improve Your Decision Making:
There is this 1 sentence from Tip #2 Shelve Ego and Emotion which grabbed my attention and I thought of taking it over for my BLog-post: …. you become too personally invested in how a decision will make you look and feel.
He advises to list and focus on the facts of the problem you are on to solve and to ask yourself about the specific causes!
I like this point because it is about emotions and how you feel but not in connection with the decision trouble itself, but with yourself. True point! I personally recall how often I had to explain why I decided for “this” and why I think that “this” is the best next step. Friends and family want to follow the strategic moves and will ask why you plan and do it.
This often is not easy to do because you know more than others do, you see more than others about your field of expertise and its opportunities and of course you don´t know it all, yet. It´s often no good feeling you get when not knowing how long it takes until you will reach the end of your first route, but you know that you will get there!
Luckily, I don´t care that much about how my decisions will make me look to others. How can you manage it as well?
Know that it is only a question of time until you will look better! Of course, each milestone you reach, and each success you gain will make you look good or even better! Know that in the beginning with no results, none of us has a chance to look good when making tough decisions, except for the education and work experience we have. Focus on the facts first – your education is a fact and your work experience are several facts. If you start in the right or ideal field, you can only win!
Last week on Monday I was interviewing a pilot about decision making and he said that pilots NEVER fly with any uncertainty nor with any info-gap on their flight-agenda!
Everyone else has to deal with uncertainties and info-gaps during tough decision making. You cannot look and feel as good as pilots do who fly with a zero-failure-experience from their first day on! They train each answer and solution for every possible challenge before they even start. This is not how your life and new work challenge will greet you!
You don´t get a script in your hands – focus on the facts to earn your 5 stars!
BE A DECISION MAKER. BECOME OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect –