I’ve written before about having a decision-making filter.
Decisions are often made in the heat of the moment or avoided and put off down the line because we get overwhelmed or are afraid of the consequences of what we decide.
Having a filter for decisions – a decision making ethic, if you will – helps clarify and helps speed up the decision-making process.
One question that I’ve recently been implementing might help you clarify things for yourself:
What is the courageous thing to do?
Try it. Run a few tough decisions through that question. See how it works.