"THE ELEVATOR" E13
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After starting with “Options” last week we turn to “Decision Making"
& start with another question.
With enough practice can one learn to make the right decision most of the time?
Most people answer yes. The correct answer is NO.
There is no such thing as a right decision.
There are only decisions with positive & negative outcomes.
There are four main reasons why this is true.
1. Many people become paralyzed when trying to figure out what the “right decision” is
& make no decision at all rather than make the “wrong decision”.
2. The outcome can’t be predicted until the decision is made & the result observed.
3. It is almost as if people believe that they are born with 2,475,291 decisions (or some other
arbitrary number & so they have to not waste them on a wrong one. Nope. We are born
with an infinite number of decisions & get to make as many of them as we want or need to.
4. We react strongly to the words “wrong” & “right”. Better not to use them.
Positive & Negative aren’t viewed the same way.
Math has positive & negative sides as do batteries
& we don’t see the negative as bad.
Think in those terms rather than right & wrong.
Back to the beginning question above.
It IS possible to learn to make decisions that have positive outcomes most of the time.
With practice we can begin to see patterns in our choices
that lead to positive outcomes more of the time.
It's very important to realize that a key element in making decisions is to take action. Notice the action in each of the following 4 Tools.
The Tools then in the decision making process are to:
VIEW ALL options.
SELECT an option for action.
MAKE A decision.
EVALUATE the decision.
When the outcome is negative make more decisions until the outcome is the positive you seek.
When the outcome is positive, congratulate yourself & enjoy.
With practice you will master the process of making decisions
without boxing yourself into selecting the impossible - a right decision.
Instead with all your options open to you,
make decisions & move forward along the path you choose.
I've got options to look at & decisions to make.
You'll know one of them because it's
"what will be next week's Elevator?
So long, Marta
to provide training for your staff,
THIS WEEK: DECISION MAKING: ASKING & ANSWERING
the CORRECT QUESTION
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