Most of our data decisions are pretty low risk, what to have for breakfast, what to watch on Netflix, but some choices can present a challenge like deciding which outcome is best for your team or whether or not to pursue a degree. To improve your confidence and reduce overthinking follow a decision-making process.
Here’s how you do it. The first step is to determine why the decision will make a difference to you your team or family. Next, gather information so you can make the decision based on facts and data. Ask yourself what you need to do to make the right decision and who needs to be involved. Now you are ready to consider the different options. This will determine which course of action is best to achieve your goals.
Then weigh the evidence. Determine the pros and cons, and select the option that has the highest chances for your success. Even consider getting a second opinion for a new perspective. Now you can make the decision. Take heed. Planning without action is futile and action without planning is fatal. Make a plan to execute for greater success.