We deal with having to make tons of decisions everyday. Have you ever paused and thought about why we do the way we do things?

Or have there been times in your life when you have to choose between two equally tempting offers and you’re stuck you just cant decide?

Well, this is something which I would (and still do) struggle with all the time. Should I go for this event or stack back home with my family? Should I give up on this business deal or try even harder? Should I settle for this person or wait for someone better to come around?

So I made the decision on writing a short note on decision making. Hopefully this brings some awareness and helps you make better decisions.

Clarity is key: When you are clear about what you want, making decisions is much more easier and effective. When you have a vision to create business network in your field of expertise, then you better show up to every invite and opportunity you get. In the same case, if you then get an invite for a raging music concert or a dinner with the same group of friends you meet everyday, it makes sense if you don’t want to go. And vice versa, if you want to create a social friends circle then you better push yourself for the fun events.

Don’t get lost in trees and miss the forest: This happens to the best of us. We get stuck whether to do something or not cause we get tied down to the details. When your goal is clear keep that as the bigger vision and take a call if this struggle is worth it or not. Or should you be investing your time somewhere else?

Mindfulness and Awareness: The forest or the bigger vision needs to be a constant reminder and every step that you take you need to be aware about. The more aware you are, why you are doing what you are doing and the choices you are making, the better you can reflect and make smarter choices.

Tip : At the end of each day just do “Reflection Journal”

The only opinion that matters is yours: Don’t get swayed with what other people say. Listen to their advice, read up or talk to friends and peers but ultimately do go to the inner place, your inner voice and let that be the ultimate call. Don’t not get swayed and distracted with too many perspectives and opinions. They are not walking in your shoes, you are!

Snowballing into building confidence: The more you start getting independent of taking your own decisions, the more confident you will get to take bigger tougher decisions. And this confidence will snowball into all areas of your life, personal and professional.

Its okay to be wrong! This is the part why most of us, don’t take our own decisions. We would rather blame our bosses or parents or colleagues that it was because them it didn’t work out (and make them take a decision instead actively taking responsibility of making our own decision and blame ourselves)

Tip: The moment you are comfortable with falling, that’s the moment you are going to be comfortable with rising.