Thursday, February 28, 2013

Procrastination, a business killer?

There has been something I have noticed in the last few years or so.  It seems to me that there are more people in 'positions of power' that refuse to make any critical decisions.

Now is this just a matter of procrastination  low confidence or a combination of that and a few other things?

We see this not only around us in our lives, but with major business leaders, and unfortunately the leaders of our country.

I know one of the first things I learned when I became an NCO (non-commissioned officer) of the military I was taught that you had to have confidence in not only yourself but in others so that you could make a decision.  In the military, you can find yourself in situations where a decision has to made quickly on the spot.  You don't have time to procrastinate on it.  The thing about any decision is even if its a bad one, you learn from it and move on.

When you find yourself in that position to make a decision, look at your options then make it.  Keep in mind that by NOT making a decision, you just made one so putting it off gets you nowhere.  Honestly if you are afraid that you are going to make the wrong decision, or people might not like it, the position you currently hold might not be for you and you need to step aside and let someone who will make a decision step up.

You have to have the courage and confidence to make decisions in life.  It's how we learn and evolve.

I will say in closing, and a sidenote that I am getting pretty tired of ALL politicians blaming everyone else for the ills of the country without taking a huge portion of blame for themselves.  They need to man up, step to the plate and do what we voted them in to do, have the confidence to make a decision and stick to it.

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