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Would You Just Make a Stinkin’ Decision Already?

Seth Godin:  Make a decision.  It doesn’t have to be a wise or perfect one.  Just make one.

Here’s what Seth writes:

It doesn’t have to be a wise decision or a perfect one. Just make one.

In fact, make several. Make more decisions could be your three word mantra.

No decision is a decision as well, the decision not to decide. Not deciding is usually the wrong decision. If you are the go-to person, the one who can decide, you’ll make more of a difference. It doesn’t matter so much that you’re right, it matters that you decided.

Of course it’s risky and painful. That’s why it’s a rare and valuable skill.

Seriously, Pastor.  Make a decision.  Don’t be stupid, but do make a decision.  Stop your teetering.  Pick a side.  Be decisive.

Seriously, Pastor. Make a decision. Don't be stupid, but do make a decision. Click To Tweet

Seriously, Church leader.  Make a call.  The facts will never ALL be in.  The situation will never be perfect to make the perfect decision.

Seriously, Church leader. Make a call. The facts will never ALL be in. Click To Tweet

And most decisions have some inherent risk involved.  That’s ok.  Risk is a good thing.

And most decisions have some inherent risk involved. That's ok. Risk is a good thing.Click To Tweet

So… you’ve got five minutes.  Just make the decision.

And you know exactly which decision I’m talking about.  The one that’s been dogging you for days, even weeks or months.  Should I do this, or should I do that?

Most decisions do not take weeks or months.

If you need to… start out slow.  Small decision.  Any decision.  Just make one.

I’d love to hear what decision you’ve made, or what decision you’ve been putting off.  Anyone transparent enough to share?  (You can do so confidentially if you like on this post).


PS — You can read more of Seth Godin’s stuff here.  It’s all excellent!

One Comments

  • Mike January 18, 2016 Reply

    My first boss said something similar to this. His follow up was – if it is right, keep going.
    If it is a wrong decision, at least you might get a clue of what way to go, at least you know one way that is wrong.
    No decision – you have no clue where you need to go.

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