Success Secret 8: Make the Right Decisions More Quickly



This is a big one. So many people stew about decisions large and small. They take forever to make even the most basic decisions.

Many people do that— but not the world’s most successful people. They quickly access relevant data and make their decision.

The next time you have to make a decision, consider this. Your spouse asked you to pick up strawberry jelly. You go to the store, only to find that they have an entire wall full of strawberry jelly. They have it with seeds, without seeds, organic, local, homemade, mixed with blueberry, combined with peanut butter, with sugar, without sugar, naturally sweetened, and artificially sweetened.

How in the world are you supposed to make your decision in the face of so many choices? Having too many choices is the death of decision-making.

That’s why you can’t give yourself forever to stew over any one decision. Figure out the facts, sure, but don’t allow your mind to invent 50 different kinds of “jelly” before you can make your choice.

It can really help if you set a timer when making smaller decisions. Force yourself to make the choice in 30 seconds or 60 seconds and then move on. You need the relevant information and then a limited amount of time to make the decision. This forces your mind to be more efficient and you’ll usually end up making the right choice. Try it— it’s a surefire way to make the right choices and one step further to becoming more successful.