Everyone makes poor decisions at times in their lives. But there is a way to avoid making poor decisions. Always begin your decision-making process by asking yourself, "What is the worst that could happen if I take that action?"
Examine Every Possibility
Examine every option when you ask yourself, "What is the worst that may happen?" Answer that question for each possible approach to complete the assignment or do the thing you've decided on. If you're deciding whether or not to quit your job to start a business, for example, write down your answers for both resigning and not quitting so you can consider all of your possibilities.
What Will You Feel If You Don't Take Action?
What if you didn't do anything and everything remained as it was? What's the worst that may happen if you choose that path? It's also important to write it down since it helps you decide if the risk is worthwhile. A risk is worth it if it pays off in the future.
If you do nothing and everything stays the same, you will most likely not be happy. While happiness is subjective, doing nothing will most likely lead to regret in the future. You might not be able to take any risks because they're too risky or your life might not be sustainable.
Make a List Of "What-If" Scenarios
There are many different reactions to any one choice at each decision point along the way. Writing down all of the what-if scenarios that come to mind can help you explore potential alternatives and narrow down your decision point. For example, if you want to reinvent yourself, what are the advantages and disadvantages of doing so? Will it bring you fulfillment and joy or grief and stress? You alone hold the answers for these scenarios.
Examine Your Past
Examining your past to see if you can learn from a similar decision you made is one way to make good choices about important things. For example, if you spoke at an event last year and performed dreadfully, why would you do it again? There are several reasons for this. Maybe you joined Toastmasters to help you avoid another bad performance, and now you're ready?
Understand Who You Are
When striving to be courageous, it is critical to understand who you are and what you stand for, what your values are, and who you are. Make certain that no contradictions or hypocrisies are impeding your success.
Know your morals and your beliefs before making decisions so you can be courageous with them.
Whether you're deciding to go for it and ask someone out, or if you're deciding not to post a photo of your significant other on social media, it's important to know your morals and beliefs before making a decision so you can be courageous with them.
Do Your Due Diligence
Evaluate all of the options available to you. Do not accept an offer until you are certain that it is a good one. When you've done your homework and double-checked your facts, making decisions isn't as intimidating.
Is Your Fear Really Keeping You Safe?
Also, when you are afraid of something, it is helpful to determine whether or not that fear is beneficial. It is not advantageous to be afraid of public speaking if you want to be a CEO or CFO of a company, as this frequently entails speaking publicly. However, if you intend to swim with sharks, a healthy fear of them is beneficial.
The important thing to remember is that the worst thing rarely happens. Investigate the situation thoroughly so that you are aware of the true risk you face when deciding on a course of action. When you have all of the facts, it is easier to move forward with confidence that you are doing the right thing. Because, for the most part, you will not be surprised by the reactions.
Hello and welcome to Wholesome Venus! I am Lola James and it's great to meet you. As as a former case manager for domestic violence programs, I am an advocate for self-care and female empowerment.