Just no decisions
Taking the effort of a decision out of the way is a very human feature. We should, however, be more concerned about the consequences of this property.
I sat in my book. Why the culture of not deciding costs us our future "is a trivial and memorable example from everyday life that seeks to show how real problems can arise from moments of non-decision:
Delay only increases the problem
The release of my tax declaration became an annoyance because I failed to make the right decision at the right time. In this case, it would have been the right decision to separate me from my tax consultant after the first occurrence of difficulties.
Instead, I kept my eyes closed for months, letting him handle his incompetence. My mistake, no doubt. And I learned a lot from it.
The mechanics of nondecision
The deferment of decisions is based on a recurring pattern: first, I deny a problem, then I see myself as a victim, lend myself to the fact that it is all so, falls into a situation in which I basically have no options for action in a dead end to land.
It pushes on until the number of options for action is minimized to a single way out - the "worst possible case" - and the realization that there is no alternative - there is no alternative - becomes the maxim of one's own lifestyle.
Those who want to deal more constructively with the issue of decisions in their lives should deal with this mechanics - and do everything they can to avoid them. Because the earlier decisions are made and, above all, implemented, the better!
Making decisions, instead of forcing them out, by securing a long-term view of the diversity of action, and developing themselves through the opportunities gained - these are the milestones on the road to success. Good decision-makers know this.
They are not afraid to take a position, even at the risk of becoming unpopular or inconvenient. Good decision-makers also know that the right timing is crucial.
Problems can not be solved by watching
Problems can not be solved by watching, procrastinating, and exiting. They require energy and determination. The best example of how not to do it is what happens in politics and the economy every day:
Decisions are postponed, problems are posed until they accumulate and inevitably lead to an escalation. The financial crisis, Cyprus, the foreseeable crash of the pension system are the results of our culture of non-decision. Who therefore decides against the exit, does not only what for itself, but for the whole society.
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