The Impact of Indecision
The world around us moves quickly. Customer tastes and expectations change. Markets evolve and move on. New technologies arrive and disrupt the status quo.
Whether the indecision is in our own businesses, or in potential customers or strategic partners, a lack of action can mean missed business and opportunities in the short term, and limited options for the longer term. Neither is good.
And indecision is contagious too. People are naturally drawn toward conviction and energy. Conversely, indecisiveness reeks of uncertainty, lack of confidence, and risk. If left unchecked, this will start to infect the attitudes of your employees, your partners and your customers.
Key Symptoms of Indecision (in Yourself or Others)
Even when backed-up with all the logic and intelligent justification in the world, the obvious symptom of indecision is a simple lack of action.
This may manifest in the form of:
Three Big Steps For Combatting Indecision:
1. Weigh up the facts, and make ‘best-judgement’ decisions...
Gather Your Facts
Remember Your Vision
Set Some Rules
2. Back yourself, and pursue your decisions with gusto...
Trust Your Instincts
Focus On Momentum
3. Look forwards, and make them the right decisions...
Make It Work
Be Prepared To Fail
…and don’t beat yourself up! - It’s all about experimentation.
Those three big steps again:
Go on, I dare you!
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