10 Tips for Making Big Decisions

Set A Deadline

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5. Set a Deadline

Some people overindulge in the concept of “taking your time.” An odd thing happens when you consider your options for an extended period — none of the choices look best. If you spend too much time and effort weighing the pros and cons of each choice, you will find issues with all of them as you move yourself into a fumbling state of indecisiveness.

Remember that making no choice is choosing for things to be unchanged. To create change, set a deadline for action. Depending on the situation, a day, a week, or a month are all appropriate lengths to determine your course of action. Hold yourself to the deadline and only waiver is there is a major shift in the data or opinions of others.