Often in life you will have situations where you’re presented with two bad choices, or you’re presented with two choices and you don’t even know that they’re bad, but you don’t know how to choose.
The most important thing is that if you don’t have to choose, don’t. When given the chance to not engage in something that will only brood a negative result, absolutely always do not engage.
A great example of this could be at work contending with someone who wants your position. The thing is by engaging with them and debating them on something you are acknowledging them as being on your level to be worthy of contending with and the worst part is if they lose and your superior sees this it looks bad on you and maybe even could be detrimental to you keeping your position and if you win then you gain nothing because you beat someone who is expected to lose to you. There are so many other examples of this, but that is a simple one that people can relate to very easily and realize the importance of this concept.
The worst thing you can do when you must make a decision is to be indecisive because it shows everyone around you that you don’t have confident decision-making abilities and they’re second-guessing you because you seem to be second-guessing yourself. Though it was for that one decision, that attitude may bleed through to every other aspect of the job or whatever situation this decision-making applies to. Indecisiveness will ruin your ability to lead, delegate, and command respect. Making a wrong decision and then fixing it is better than making no decision or deciding too late.
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