A choice can require additional data or more time. Members of the team need further deliberation to make an informed call. The customer has to check budget allocations. You're unsure it’s aligned with the overall strategy.
Waiting can be justified but excuses can also be the reason we wait. Some decisions require time, others aren't made because we're in the way.
We look for leadership to be decisive and crisp. It’s about helping people get better, keeping everyone on track, and getting stuff done. But it isn't always smooth in real life. How often have you finally pull the pin on something to discover it wasn't a big deal after all or you feel a sense of relief you made a choice?
Here’s some inspiration as we deliberate
The only person you really have control over is yourself.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
When you make the right decision, it doesn't really matter what anyone else thinks.
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
Peart, Lee, Lifeson
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing,
the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Peacefulness follows any decision, even the wrong one.
Rita Mae Brown
Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women.
Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.
Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let's make some decisions!