Love Month – February 11

I love someone who can make a decision.

Coming to too hasty a decision is usually not a good thing, but there are so many things in life we need to make a decision about every day.

There are some people who refuse to make the simplest, and they annoy me to no end.

There are some I am reluctant to make. Like which restaurant we’re going to eat in. I’m easy with food. There is seldom a restaurant where I can’t find something I enjoy. Because of this, I usually like others to make that decision. I’m comfortable with most, and usually don’t complain afterwards. I typically speak up if I know a favorite of others isn’t one I particularly care for. But going anywhere on an infrequent basis will usually not get a complaint out of me. Plus it’s food – I don’t have the attention span to be concerned about it for long, even if I didn’t particularly care for it.

Decisions that just impact me are usually easy. It’s a bit embarrassing how little time I have put into buying my cars. Never has it taken very long. Well, after the first time when I realized the car salesmen were treating me like I was stupid. A male friend went with me and I bought the car finally feeling a bit of respect. My next cars I bought online.

We all have a certain decision making process. Some of us are better at it than others. It’s a good thing to know about yourself, but if you are not good at decision making you shouldn’t allow that to keep you from making decisions. In fact, you should make more. The process gets easier with practice and evaluation of past results.

You’re standing in the middle of a road. A car is coming, you can go right, or left, or do nothing and get run over. Just pick a direction. Fast. Failing to decide can be deadly.

So today, be the one to take the lead and make a decision. Later consider your result. Did it turn out OK? Would you make the same decision again? If no, what will you do different next time?

We waste a lot of time on the front end of decision making. We become deer in the headlights, often for the silliest reasons. Sometimes we need to act, and evaluate the results on the back end. Refusing to do anything is usually the worst option.

I love someone who can make a decision because they keep life moving forward.

“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.” – Theodore Roosevelt