3 tips for making big decisions

Do you ever wish you could have a proxy make a decision for you? Because flipping a coin isn’t usually a great idea (unless the decision is where to eat dinner). Here are three tips to help you make big decisions…

Change your angle: From an outside perspective things can seem pretty simple. When we look at it from our own point of view, things aren’t as clear. Sometimes, it helps to step away from the situation, make someone else the focal point, and decide the best course of action for that person.

Make a list: How often do you actually go through the process of listing pros and cons? Probably not often. You may be focusing on a single pro (or con) and that focus can be misleading. If you choose A, what effect will that have? If you choose B, what effect will that have? Sometimes your decisions will have lasting effects in other areas, and you need to see the big picture before you can evaluate the situation properly. Making a list can help reveal the clearest picture.

Use a sounding board: Whether at home or work, you don’t have to make every decision on your own. Find a trusted friend or colleague and ask them what they think. They may look at it differently than you do and you’ll be glad when they point out something you never thought of.

John Pettit

John Pettit

John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. Through news, community, press, jobs and events, he keeps credit unions digitally informed throughout the day. Web: www.cuinsight.com Details