As busy entrepreneurs, we make decisions all day long. It doesn’t matter whether they’re big or small, each decision requires energy and thought for the decision to be smart and move your business forward.
Have you ever made a decision and later regretted your choice? Haven’t we all! Undoubtedly, we agree that there are times when delaying a decision is in order. For instance, it’s best to defer a decision when you’re:
- avoiding disappointing another, or
- people pleasing
Looking at this list, doesn’t it make you wonder how smart decisions get made? I’m just kidding, of course, but decisions made under these conditions are not always going to be our best and brightest.
The smartest decisions are those that are made:
- following a good night’s sleep
- following cardio exercise
- in conjunction with your strategic plan, and
- from choice
It’s very grounding, in fact, when you’re in control of your decisions.
Although we don’t talk enough about the importance of our environment — internal and external — has on business growth, the ability to make smart decisions directly influences the direction our business grows.
When it comes to making smart decisions, what have you found most helpful?