The Danger of Indecision

October 13, 2009 - Mac Lake - Leadership
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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. 

  1. They’re afraid of failing
  2. They’re afraid of disappointing others
  3. They’re afraid a better opportunity or more information will come along after they have made their decision
  4. 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.

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One response to The Danger of Indecision

  1. Thanks Mac for this! Dealing with this right now. Talk to ya next Thursday!

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