How making critical decisions can guide you to a leadership role.
By Cameron Lesesne
Many times it is more valuable to make a wrong decision then no decision at all. This is a problem that people across all spectrums encounter at one point or another in their lives. By making a decision and sticking to it or changing it as you learn, you’re able to make mistakes that give you a stronger sense of what a wrong or right move consists of. Many people fear that making a wrong a decision will set them back while in actuality it allows you to grow and learn. Think of mistakes as a lesson learned instead.
Being under pressure while making a difficult decision forces you to think on your feet and make changes on the go. In this case it’s all about adaptability and how to mold your decision making process to suit the situation and get the task or mission at hand completed to the best of your abilities.
Another benefit of getting pressured into making a decision is that it pushes you into a leadership role among colleagues. Being a leader in the decision making process draws a level of responsibility and accountability on you and raises the stakes. This also gives you a mission and purpose behind whatever you're deciding to do. This will help in the development of sorting the goals that go along with whatever it is you’re deciding to do. A decision without the goal in mind can prove to be a gamble. If you're goal is always the first consideration in the decision making process, you'll steer your mission clear of mistakes much more easily.
Making a difficult decision on the fly gives you the opportunity to grow and get comfortable under pressure. Once you operate to the best of your abilities even while under pressure you’ll begin to see yourself truly step into a leadership role and become a cut above the rest of your competition and colleagues.