Running a business you will be faced with more decisions than you count or track, what will set you apart is your ability to make a decision.
Indecisiveness is the one trait you cannot afford when tasked to be a good leader.
The risk of indecision is preferable to the terror of indecision. – Mainmonides
To date, I have made more bad decisions than I care to admit, but have yet to come to a point where indecisiveness paralyzed me. I may get weighed by my own analysis or thought process, but I attribute that mostly to the process of trying to make the best decision possible. Note that I don’t emphasize on making a good decision. In hindsight everything will always be clear, a success will be attributed to a good decision and a failure will be attributed to a bad one. The reality is though, that a success might be reached via a bad decision as much as a failure can be attributed to a good decision. Such is the conundrum we must bare with every decision we make.
What I am coming to terms with is that there really is no good or bad decision when you’re in the process of making it, just what is and isn’t and what will and won’t happen. [Read more…]