As we go through life there will be times when we are forced to make quick decisions. You are now required to instantaneously make a decision, which may impact your life tremendously. This is one case that may some times happen, but at other times you may have enough time to make your decision. Most people may be guilty of making bad choices as a result of hasty decisions. Don’t be a statistic if you find yourself in this situation.
Making hasty decisions can be costly. To avoid making decisions that may affect you in the future, things should be thought out carefully. Making decisions is something that we have to do in life, whether we want to or not. Some decisions may not be of much importance, while others may affect our future depending on the final decision that is made. Weigh your decision carefully, by considering the pros and the cons. You may want to ask yourself questions such as, “In what way will this benefit me?” or “In five or ten years, will I be in a better position that I am now?”
If for example, you are planning to purchase a vehicle, it wouldn’t be wise to walk into the car dealership without first doing your research. Decide on the type of car you want. Do you want a luxury car or a simple car to travel to work. If it is for work, consider how many miles you drive to and from work. Say for example you have a long route to work each day, you would want to buy the most economical car. A car that will save you money by using less gas. This is just one scenario, but thinking along the same lines, you can apply this method when necessary. It is always a wise idea to sit down and make a plan of action before making any decisions in life. Look at the different options on your list. Next go by the order of elimination, so that you can get an idea of what will work best for you.
Excitement can really push us to make hasty decisions sometimes. When we get excited about something, we fail to think about the long-term consequences. Put the excitement on pause, the excitement will come in due time. Having someone to give you their honest opinion on things, can sometimes help you to make the right decisions. It hurts sometimes to hear the truth, but if it is coming from a true friend, it can save you from disappointment. Avoid making a decision when you are tired or fatigued. This is a recipe for disaster. If you feel as if you are not thinking clearly, then you should take a break from decision and resume
when you feel more confident.
Preparation is another key aspect of decision making. If you prepare yourself ahead of time, you will most likely be able to make less hasty decisions. Preparation can give you an idea of what to expect. Focus on the matter at hand and remove clutter from your mind. Decision making requires a clear mind, or else you may fall prey to bad choices. Keep in mind that not all our decisions that we make will be the right ones, even when we gave it much thought.