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Power Tip #13 Second Guessing - How to stop Second-Guessing Yourself
Have you ever been 90 or 95% certain about a decision that you have made, but that last 5 or 10% have you second-guessing yourself? You lie awake at night asking yourself questions like: Is this the right course to take at this particular time? Am I stretching my business’s resources too much? What if the market shifts too soon? Will our competitors get the jump on us if we delay a couple of months until I am absolutely sure about this plan?
Second-guessing becomes self-defeating if we waste time wondering if we made the right decision and hoping that we got it right. Going ahead with a decision that is even a little questionable could have devastating consequences for our company.
Second-guessing can actually be a positive experience if we use it to spur ourselves to action. Vacillating after making a well thought-out decision is a wake-up call. Our gut is trying to tell us something.
If you are second-guessing, most likely your instincts are hinting that somewhere along the way, you must have made an assumption that is not solidly backed by facts. The best way to stop second-guessing is to fill in that gap.
Knowledge for decision-making comes from three main sources:
When you catch yourself second-guessing, before you drive yourself crazy, do the following;
Try these steps and I believe you can finally stop second-guessing your decisions, because you will be confident and have a sense of certainty that your decision stands on a solid foundation.
How often do you second-guess your decisions? Have confidence in your decisions by trusting what you know, researching missed details, and drawing from the expertise of mentors and the people around you.
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