I have never made the right decision. Ever! I mean, sure, in hindsight some of my decisions look like they were probably better than others (though not by much). And, sure, if I had to do it all over again knowing what I know now, maybe I would’ve made better decisions along the way (though again, maybe not). But all that’s irrelevant because no matter how good or bad any decision may have turned out to be in the end, I still wouldn’t say that it was right.
Why is it okay to admit that you don’t make right decisions?
People often say that when you make a mistake, what matters is how you react to it. This is true because mistakes are inevitable; no one can make decisions that are 100% right all of the time—we’re not perfect. What separates those who succeed from those who fail is whether or not they took steps in making choices to make them as right as possible, given what they knew at the time and their expectations for outcomes.
Making decisions isn’t easy, but it’s necessary if you want to be successful. Making bad decisions, however, can be even more detrimental than making no decision at all because each mistake will set you back in your overall progress toward your goals and dreams.
There are three things to think about as you attempt to make a decision:
1) you can never be sure you’re making a right decision
2) making decisions is an art that requires good information, proper planning, and solid execution and
3) you want to learn how to make better decisions, then start by listening more and talking less.. So even if you don’t always make right decisions, as long as your decisions are informed, open minded, and planned well, then you did the best you could in that situation.
What’s great about mistakes is that they teach us things we wouldn’t have otherwise learned, and in order to make better decisions going forward, you must learn from your past mistakes. Even if you never did anything wrong (which would be impossible), there’s still information that can help you become a better decision-maker for yourself, your career, and everything else going forward in life.