To be an entrepreneur means that taking risks and making tough decisions in business is necessary… but this is easier said than done. Some people avoid making these decisions in general, and others try to take the easy way out and then wonder why they aren’t getting results.
Think about the last few difficult decisions you made – did you avoid the situation altogether, did you make the harder choice, or did you choose the safer option?
Indecision can be a detriment to your business. We waste way too much time worrying about whether we are making the right choice and often give up important opportunities because of those little anxieties that replay in our mind. You have the capability and power to take actionable steps to further your company, so don’t let a little worry stand in the way of your goals.
It's important to keep in mind that growth can’t happen without change. Make that tough decision. You CAN make the right choice.
Every entrepreneur had to take a risk and believe in themselves at some point to get their business or idea off the ground. That's not to say that mistakes weren't made along the way... I've yet to find a business owner who hasn't regretted at least one business decision they have made in the past. Keep in mind that mistakes are also important when they do occur because they teach us valuable lessons and help us grow.
Remember - a series of good decisions you've made has led you to where you are today. Channel that confidence and remind yourself that you have the knowledge and intuition to make the right choice for you and your business.
I would not waste my life in friction, when it could be turned into momentum - Frances Willard
Here are a few tips to help guide you to your decision:
Write out a pros and cons list – a visual list can help identify what is really best for your business.
Think about the consequences and potential outcomes of each option – what will happen if you succeed? What will happen if you fail?
Visualize where you'll be 6 months in the future by making each decision. Is that an outcome you can live with?
If you choose Option A, would you later regret not trying Option B? Or vice versa?
Bring in your support team - but make sure you still listen to your own intuition.