The inability to make personal or career decisions is often embedded in some other underlying fear.
Sometimes we may be unable to make a decision simply because we lack the resources, research, or information. More often it has to do with our own personal fears and uncertainties.
For instance, you may feel that you truly don’t know what to do or how to move forward. Combine this with not knowing who to ask and fear of making the wrong decision and you have immovability.
You also may lack the self-assurance to make the decision, or suffer from low self-worth or self-esteem resulting in always seeking out others opinions as to what to do.
Indecision Will Halt Your Career and Job Search
These symptoms of indecision cause huge problems in your job search, personal, and professional life. When “indecision” takes place, it stopped career advancement. Acts of indecision kill the spirit and slowly drain the desire to get resourceful.
If you are finding it hard to make a decision about something, it may be holding you back from completing one or several key projects in your professional or personal life. To make a decision about something, there needs to be clarity about what action is needed to move forward. When you’re struggling to make a decision, chances are you lack enough information to make a confident choice.
How to Tackle Indecision
The first thing you need to do is get educated on the problems that are holding you back.
Ask yourself: “what do I need to do to gain the information needed to make the decision?”. Often, just asking this question will unlock the specific action that you need to take. However, sometimes the information needs to be gained from you personally, through thought and deliberation. If this is the case, you need to make the decision of how long you will give yourself to think about it—and then commit to your deadline.
Write the deadline down in your calendar so you have to answer to yourself. This will hold you accountable to your decision making, helping you to move forward in your projects.
Remember, if you find yourself stuck with the difficulty of making decisions, figure out what decisions you are avoiding, what information you need in order to make the decision, and where can you start to get it. Don’t hold your yourself or your career back; take the steps needed to make decisions and complete those important projects.
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