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Forget perfection

Forget perfection

Wanting to choose the perfect option holds us back from deciding.

Such options aren’t realistic, so we’re left instead with a handful of options that aren't particularly good or bad.

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Stop inflating your anticipation

Our brains are hard-wired to overestimate the negative consequences of our actions.

Inflating your expectation of risk can make you worry excessively about how your decision might be wrong, no matter what choice you make. 

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Make some immediate progress

Instead of trying to finalize your decision right away, commit to making some kind of progress with your decision.

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Understand your indecision

There are many reasons why you might procrastinate.

You may end up in a trap of analysis paralysis, you may run over the same options, hoping for some new evidence to appear, or toggle between two choices, unable to determine which is better.

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Take your distance

Take some time to clear your head, while breathing deeply and becoming mindful of yourself and your surroundings.

It will reduce your anxiety and help your brain to find clearer solutions.

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Write down your logic

Analyzing your choices in your head over and over isn’t going to make you feel any better about your decision.

Try to externalize your arguments by writing down your logic, preferably on a piece of paper.

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Confident leaders have a strong sense of self and rarely express self-doubt. They understand who they are and are comfortable in their own skin. Charismatic leaders are also optimists. They see the glass as half full instead of half empty and are always looking on the bright side.

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Being decisive

Being decisive is simply the most rational way to take on any problem.

Decisiveness means having the ability to decide with speed and clarity.

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It takes more than just passion

Make sure that you’re actually good at what you do. 

Ask yourself if you’re willing to put in the hard work and if there is a market for you to tap into. Even if it’s just talking to some of the regulars at your favorite restaurant or bar, their feedback can be priceless.

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