Things get stalled not due to wrong decision, but non-decision. It is this ennui that keeps progress of events under leash, stemming from fear of failure. It needs a robust mindset to keep things going
Decision making mindset
Decision making is the driving force that shapes our destinies and determines the paths we follow. From the smallest choices we make in our daily lives to the monumental decisions that impact our careers and relationships, each carries its weight and consequences. It is the catalyst for progress and growth, as history corroborates.
Decisions have a dramatic impact on the results, costs, time, feelings, and our relationships. People around us may tend to discourage, criticize or find fault with us. Here what we need is courage. We have to prioritize decision making depending upon the urgency of the issue. The results are mostly unpredictable because they involve many external factors. However, it is better to make firm decisions and execute them than to shirk decision making.
Overcoming the fear of taking a wrong decision
Mistakes are a normal part of life, and it’s how we learn. Sometimes we might choose something that doesn’t work out the way we wanted, and that is okay. We can learn from those experiences and make better decisions next time. It’s important to remember that we can’t always know what will happen, but we can try our best.
While a good decision at work can help you become a better leader at work, it should be kept in mind that there is no right or wrong decision. The outcome of the decision made only confirms whether the decision is right or wrong. If it is wrong, one needs to undertake corrective actions.
Indecisiveness is the prime reason for failure. Lack of ability to make a decision in a timely manner causes most people to fail with their projects and plans. One needs to take this challenge and not allow it to come in the way of our success.”
Become masters in decision making
All it takes is practice. One way to get better at decision making is to think about the consequences of our choices. For example, if we choose to eat too much food, we might get a stomach ache. So, we can try to make choices that have good outcomes. Another way to become better at decision making is to trust ourselves. We have to believe that we can make good choices and that we know what’s best for us.
To make effective decisions, we must cultivate a culture of critical thinking, open dialogue, and ethical considerations. Seeking information, analyzing data, and consulting with others are essential steps in the decision-making process. We must also recognize that no decision is entirely risk-free, and mistakes may occur. However, through embracing these challenges, we gain wisdom, learn from our experiences, and become better decision makers.
The importance of decision making cannot be overstated. It is the cornerstone of personal and collective growth, progress, and success. So let us approach it with courage and conviction, and shape a future that aligns with our values and aspirations. Together, we can navigate the complexities of life, seize opportunities, and create a world of endless possibilities. We feel empowered to navigate the complexities of life, seize opportunities, and create a world of endless possibilities.
About the authors
The article has been contributed by the following students from Mahavir Senior Model School, New Delhi: Anushka Sharma, Gauri Jain, Abeer Verma, Poojit Jain and Nitighya Samsukha.