While making decisions, it’s important not to get a step ahead of yourself in the process. When we do this, we find ourselves in a sinking ship of assumptions that do us no good. In fact, they often can cause more harm than good.
During these moments, the best thing you can do is be more patient, but when time is of the essence, this is a lot harder, because we want to get things done; we want to solve our challenges as quickly as possible. Remember though, when it comes to decision making, efficiency is more important that effectiveness. Here’s why.
When we are effective, we can find ourselves making many decisions quickly, but often at the cost of having to trace back our steps because we didn’t think things through. Now this isn’t always the case. There are many decisions we must make and then learn along the way. The example that notably sticks out, is the decision of entrepreneurship. Many are drawn to the idea of owning their own business and working for themselves, but unfortunately, they never take action. This is something that must end. Not just this example specifically, although it is very true, but to procrastination itself. You will never know everything beforehand, just go.
With efficiency however, we are more focused on making decisions with clarity and, if need be, take more time to ensure we are not making any assumptions, or moving forward with the incorrect information. Efficiency is about going through the decision process the right way, not just making them to get things done.
As a final thought, focus on making decisions efficiently. Have the courage to take your time during the process. Making assumptions is a costly expense to your bottom line.
Until next time,