How To Take Risks and Make Decisions with Certainty

How To Take Risks and Make Decisions with Certainty

Do you struggle with indecision and hesitate to take risks? Do you become paralyzed when trying to decide whether to apply or take on a new job? Being indecisive is exhausting. It’s just no fun. But, even worse, it robs you of opportunity! No need to worry. Making decisions might be difficult sometimes. But like any skill, you can get better at it with practice. 

In this episode, Monica shares why it is important to practice decision-making, how to take risks and minimize uncertainty, and the 5 steps to making decisions with confidence.

Highlights:

[00:55] Why it is important to focus on being decisive
[01:56] The upsides and downsides of indecision
[06:10] How to take risks and minimize uncertainty
[08:29] The 5 steps to making decisions with confidence

Quotes:

“When you refuse to take any action, you're making a decision by default and choosing to do nothing.” – Monica Marquez

“Fear is described as false evidence appearing real.” – Monica Marquez

“Weighing the pros and cons of a decision is important. But do not spend too much time as it can lead to analysis paralysis.” – Monica Marquez

“When weighing a decision, ask yourself, will this matter in 10 years?” – Monica Marquez

“Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.” – Denis Waitley

About Nikki Barua:

Nikki Barua is a digital innovator, serial entrepreneur, author & speaker. Learn more at nikkibarua.com.

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About Monica Marquez:

Monica Marquez is a senior corporate leader, ex-Googler, and diversity expert. Learn more at themonicamarquez.com.

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