“It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.”Jim Rohn
A big part of being successful is being able to prioritise what you should and shouldn’t be doing.
Those can be tough decisions to make, particularly when it involves other people or giving up on a project that you’ve put a lot of hard work into already.
Here are a few tips to help you make the best decisions possible.
Keep the Big Picture in Mind. It’s easy to find yourself stuck in the details. We are working on one little part, and that’s all we can see. It’s hard to notice progress and make sure you’re on the right track in that frame of mind.
Keep your big goal or your unique definition of success front and centre. Write it down and post it in front of you. Not only will this keep you motivated, but it will also serve as a sort of compass that will keep you on the right path.
Stay Organised. It’s easy to get confused and be unable to make decisions when your surroundings and your mind are cluttered.
Staying organised when it comes to what you’re working on is key. Keep your files in order, so that it’s easy to find the information you need to make an important decision.
Make sure you’re clear on your goals and the path to reach them. Getting in the habit of getting and staying organised instead of functioning from a place of clutter will make it much easier to prioritise the important tasks and work efficiently.
Make Time to Review. Set aside time to step back and analyse your progress. Decide what’s working well and what isn’t. Correct your course as needed and decide if it’s time to change things up or pull the plug.
The more often you make those tough decisions, the easier it will become to make them. Don’t be afraid to fail or make the wrong decision. You’ll learn from every single one. With time and experience, you’ll also get better at judging what the best choice is.
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