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Monday, November 30, 2009
Why Successful People Make Quick Decisions
So why do successful people always make quick decisions?
Successful people tend to first "check their gut". They check their gut, then their heart, then their brain. Always in that order! Then they make that decision.
They trust their gut so much that they rarely change their mind because they have already made their decision. Test this if you want. Try to persuade your boss (ONLY if he/she is worthy of the title: Success) into changing his/her mind about the things going on in your company or work.
Successful people will ask themselves if this will take me closer to my goal, or further away from it. They know what their goals are, and now can take the decision they made and make it happen.
They will ask: Is this a good idea? There is always only 2 options: yes or no. There never is that "gray" or "cloudy" area.
If the answer is yes, they find out the things they need to possess be a success. They know where to go to get resources or ways to produce the results they desire. If they don't know where to get resources or the ways, the go out and FIND or CREATE them.
Many people may question or criticize the decision a successful person makes. Successful ones will always remain undeterred. No one will break the mindset and decisions of the affluent.
Let's take a look at what "normal" or "unsuccessful" people think.
Normal people think about all the possibilities that could go wrong. They think about what their family and how their friends may judge. They will look at their current and past situations and failures and think: How will I solve my problems? Is this the right thing to do? Will this work for me this time? They ask themselves way too many questions!
After all of this emotional pain they go through, then they make the decision. They usually still have that doubt in the back of their mind. Their is no gut feeling, its all a headache for them. They go in the reverse order of the successful ones by checking their head first, then their brain, and finally their gut. Any of this sound familiar to you?
Have you ever heard the concept of: There is no such thing as a bad plan, just bad ideas? The successful can take a bad plan and implement good ideas to reverse their misfortune. Normal people will take the bad plan and try to force the bad ideas to "try" to create success.
So, How long does it take for you to make a decision?
Remember this: Successful people make decisions very quickly, and change their mind very slowly.