How to Overcome the Fear of Making Bad Decisions

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Your life is shaped and formed by your decisions.

If you decide to work out every day and avoid junks, you’d be in great shape.

Most times, we are paralyzed by indecision.

Why?

Because no one wants to make the wrong decisions.

Yes, bad decisions lead to an unhappy life — but what’s more disastrous is the inability to learn and grow from past experiences.

Therefore, failure in life is not necessarily due to the bad decisions; it’s primarily due to the inability of the fellow to learn from past mistakes.

To conquer the fear of making bad decisions, you must see failure as a learning and growth opportunity.

Here’s the thing; when you fail at something, instead of wallowing in self-pity, you should look within and discover the reason for the failure.

This way, you’d grow and build confidence quickly.

To get started, you’ve got to:

  1. Follow your instinct

Your instinct is nature’s gift to you. It’s the little wise voice which you’d likely ignore in the time of need.

Some argue that the human instinct is the culmination of your experience, and following the voice is ideal for your growth.

2. Think of the worst-case scenario

If you’re always second-guessing yourself, or you have a hard time listening to your instinct, get rational, and write down the worst-case scenario.

Writing down the worst-case scenario helps you to develop an alternative plan.

The worst-case scenario may not be dreadful — it’s just the thoughts of it happening that’s scary.

3. Give yourself time

Take a few days to connect with nature and with your inner self. 

The off days are when you start to hear your instinct more loudly and also come up with a variety of solutions for the various scenarios.

4. Keep moving

Make the decision and keep moving.

Even if you fail, you’ve got to trust that you’d learn from the experience.

We learn more from failures than success — and seeing failure as a learning opportunity is one of the best ways of overcoming the fear of making bad decisions.


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