Why bother?

“Indecision, delayed decisions, and no decisions are decisions.” _Jeff O’Leary, The Centurion Principles

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One of the best decisions you can make is to not make most decisions.

First of all, almost nothing needs to be done right now – at this moment. So doing what absolutely, beyond a shadow of doubt needs to be done right now and postponing all the decisions that can wait will make a huge impact on the quality of your life and the quality of your daily output.

Not only that, there are very, very few decisions that you and you alone must make. If you will sit on your hands long enough others will step up and make most decisions for you.

This is a good thing…

  • It allows you to focus on those decisions that you and you alone must make
  • It teaches you humility – you don’t have to have your way all the time or have an opinion on everything
  • It allows others to learn and grow by making decisions

So how do you know which decisions to make?

“Why bother?” is a good question to ask.

If you have a good answer to that question, then make the decision. If you don’t, then don’t bother.

The ONE THING for today: One of the smartest things you can do is make only those decisions that you and you alone must make and leave the rest for another day or better yet, leave the rest for others to make (who are often more qualified than you anyway or need the practice).

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