Jim Rohn says, “Indecision is the thief of opportunity.” Some of my greatest regrets have been times in my own leadership when I struggled with indecision and shortly afterward I watched prime opportunities slip right past me. You see indecision becomes decision over time. There seem to be four primary reasons a leader struggles with indecision.
- They’re afraid of failing
- They’re afraid of disappointing others
- They’re afraid a better opportunity or more information will come along after they have made their decision
- They’re afraid to totally trust God for the outcome (Proverbs 3:4-5)
So if you are struggling with indecision keep these things in mind…
- My indecision may increases my stress level and decreases my ability to think clearly
- My indecision may injure my leadership credibility with those who follow me
- My indecision may cause my organization to miss a golden opportunity
- My indecision may be permitting others who shouldn’t be in control, to be in control
- My indecision may hurt the morale and momentum of the team
- My indecision may cause me to miss a miraculous provision from God
In his book War As I Knew It, General George S. Patton wrote: “Don’t delay. The best is the enemy of the good. A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” Decisions can make or break a leaders confidence and credibility, so decide now to decide well.