8 Tips To Make Better Decisions in Your Life

By Steve

February 22, 2016   •   Fact checked by Dumb Little Man


Making a Better Decision in your Life is something that each & every one of us comes across in our daily lives. Starting right from when we wake up in the morning and take a look at the time on the alarm clock, is when we start making our day’s first decision like, Should I get out of the bed now? Will I be late for class or work if I sleep a little longer?
Even the simplest decision that we make is what takes our life to a different path, with each decision we take in every moment of our life. Right from getting out bed in the morning to going back to sleep at night our life are based on our decisions.
And in the end, making the right decision is what we need. But how do you know whether you are making a Right or Wrong decision at the right time? Making a right or wrong decision once a while helps us to build a self-confidence when we need to make another decision later.

Mistake is What Makes You Better – Learn from Your Mistakes

Don’t let the mistake of your past decisions take over your decision making in today’s life. Don’t let the fear of making an error in your decision discourage you from taking a decision. You are the one to make the decisions which you think is better for you.
If you make a decision and end up making a mistake keep in mind mistake is what helps us grow, help us learn from our mistake. So don’t allow the fear of making a mistake to keep you away from a decision that you know you should make.

Don’t Be Emotional About Your Decision

Never be emotional while taking a decision, make sure you are not angry or anxious or depressed or being negative. Because if you are experiencing any of those conditions then, you are going to have a hard time making the right decision.
And one thinks the thing that I want you to focus on while taking a decision about your family, work, relationship, friendship, any new opportunity … no matter what the decision that you have to make, make sure you are mentally calm and don’t jump into a decision.

Make Your Weakness Your Strength and Your Strength Your Best Shot

Don’t be afraid to explore through your weaknesses, your weakness is something that will make you better than what you are today. Exploring your weakness isn’t something you should be ashamed of. Ensure that you are using your strength to harness what’s best for you.
Use your weakness to keep reminding yourself that you have to keep going and keep getting better. Be creative with your strength and utilise it to overweight your weaknesses.

Think About your Options – Pros and Cons

Your decisions are not the only thing that may go wrong, taking a decision in a hurry may have its own pro’s and con. If you need to make a decision in a hurry, think about their pros and con. Deciding whether a decision will benefit you is not the only thing that you need to think about.
If by taking one decision you have more initial benefit but later you have to regret about it, you should leave that decision and go with your other option which will help you for a longer time. It is not always the pros that you should look for in a decision making.

In Every Obstacle, There Is an Opportunity

After taking any decision on your own, if you end up facing problem don’t ever let yourself down. For every obstacle you face in your decision is what will make you stronger for facing more obstacles in your everyday life. Never let any obstacles be bigger than your will power.
Every obstacle can teach you something in your life and if you let the simple barriers take a toll on you with the simplest decisions then think about making more decisions that you have to make in the future.

When You Make a Decision, Make Sure Others Are Comfortable With It

After you have decided to move on with a decision, make sure you are comfortable with it. Don’t let your decision affect your or anyone else’s life in a bad way. Make a decision to bring out the best in you and if you can also take you decision which will benefit your whole friends, family or work as a group.
Making an individual decision can be the strength at the beginning, but group power is what you need if you want to keep moving forward for a long time. For example, The company I am working in, we all believe in group decision work. Right from our CEO to our newest members, we all work as a labour and that helped us a lot to grow quickly and efficiently.

Everything You Do Will Come Back To You

Before you decide what you are going to do, think about the consequences. Every decision has, at least, one pro and con, so choose wisely on whether you want to be with the one who is going to profit you or the one that will profit you and also help others.
If your decision is going to help others but it is going to take a while to reach the goal, then you should rather go for the right decision which would help others too. At least going with this decision, you won’t have to face any future problems alone.

Once You Have Decided – Never Look Back

Now that you have gone through all the above steps, you can proceed with following your decision & never stop and look back at your decision. Well at least never look back after you have decided after thinking about others and not just thinking about yourself.
After you have moved on to the decision, evaluating through thinking all about it with as a group and also thinking about the entire pro’s and con of the decision. Move on with the decision and never look back on whether it was a right or wrong decision.
Having all the decisions made depending on the pro’s and con’s of your decisions, with a calm mind you will be able to decide and select a perfect choice that will help you through all ups and downs of your daily decision-making events. Also, by following these rules, you will notice that you will be facing lesser and lesser decision-making problems in your life.
Follow these simple steps and you will be able to reach a whole new level of decision making in your life, without even looking back and thinking whether your decision or right or wrong.
Because it’s not always about making a decision but thinking about what you need.

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