Obstacle To Making A Decision

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Making any kind of decision is nerve racking. Even the most mundane of choices like what color rug would best suit the décor can get one into a bind. People often avoid making decisions because they making a choice can be quiet overwhelming. In my opinion, the biggest obstacle to making a good decision is doubt. We tend to question if the choices we make are the right choices. Often times our lack of confidence, too many choices and indecisiveness is you factors to making poor decisions.
Lacking confidence is what makes us uncertain when making decisions. Our fears lead us to overanalyze the situation and thus draw conclusions that would probably never happen anyway. Fear of making the wrong choice is undoubtedly the main factor to a bad decision. Each of us has a dire need to make the right choice. We are so afraid of taking chances that the clear choice becomes clouded and discombobulated.
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Indecisiveness will cause a bad decision. Questioning and overanalyzing the result not only delays the decision but affect the outcome. There is a lot to consider when making a decision. For the abused woman, how will leaving her husband affect her and her children? Can she provide for them on her own? Does she love him enough to stay? Does she love herself enough to leave? Of course if any of us had these types of choices to make we would have doubts. However even for the man buying a new rug will examine all his options and may result purchasing nothing because processing of making a decision was overbearing
Bottom line, the biggest obstacle to making a good decision is uncertainty. We hesitate when we are faced with a decision because, let’s face it, we just don’t know. We are not sure what to do. In fact, we are not sure if the person giving us advice really truly knows how to handle a situation. What may work for some may not necessarily work for others. As they say, “individual results may

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