Flat white, latte or cappuccino? Does the time you take to make seemingly simple decisions have your friends rolling their eyes in the line behind you at the coffee shop?
Or do you prefer to leave the decision-making to someone else, with a quick, “I don’t mind, you choose”?
Maybe you have a ‘don’t sweat the small stuff’ approach, but you struggle when it comes to some of life’s big choices, like which uni to enrol at or which career path to follow.
These types of decisions can seem overwhelming – even terrifying – as you may perceive them to be life changing or irreversible.
In reality, you make lots of small decisions every day, from what to wear in the morning to which queue to join at the supermarket. Most of the time, there isn’t a high degree of risk caught up in the outcome, so you don’t put a lot of thought into it.
Whatever the reasons you might struggle with making choices, large or small, in the workplace you might not have the option of deferring to someone else. You could be expected to make quick or difficult decisions most days.
If this idea brings you out in a cold sweat, you’ll be relieved to know that it’s possible to develop a process to make all decision-making easier. Once you understand the common reasons behind your, and other people’s indecision, you can learn skills to overcome these challenges.
If you want to explore the different stages of the decision-making process and learn how to adapt these to tackle decisions you have to make, join our upcoming workshop and put an end to indecision.