03 Sep Decision Making – There’s a 10 Percent Chance You’re Wrong
Theodore Roosevelt once declared, “When faced with a problem or dilemma, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The next best thing is the wrong thing. The worst thing you can do is to decide to do nothing.”
You must make a decision one way or another and be prepared to deal with the circumstances or fall out. People will follow a leader, a decisive leader, because – in reality – most people are afraid of making a decision on their own, unwilling to accept blame and responsibility for their actions.
Making decisions and living with the results of said decision will always keep you ahead of the curve and in front of the pack.
Yes, the possibility exists that you may fail spectacularly, but great courageous men realize that you must saddle up anyway, launch out into the deep, and do what other lesser men refuse to do.
Be wise. Use all available resources and sage advice to mitigate the damage of a bad decision, but decide anyway.
After reviewing all available options, go with your gut, believing in your heart that you are right and if proven wrong, resolve in your mind to live with the consequences and move on.
Winners and survivors do not tarry long in the valley of shambles caused by a bad decision.
They get up, they stand up and continue moving forward, because life only flows one way–forward.
Pastor T.D. Jakes of the Potters House in Dallas, Texas frames it:
“When confronted with a decision, be prepared after you decide that there is a 10 percent chance that you may be wrong, a 50 percent chance that you may be betrayed by a trusted confidante, but a 100% commitment in your heart to survive it all.”
You will win if you decide to survive today, so that you can thrive tomorrow.