Zig Ziglar says that “Every choice you make has an end result.” Most people tend to agree with this comment whole heartedly, pretty much immediately upon first hearing it. Others might need to take a little bit of time to reflect more deeply on the matter, but in the end, would say that they believe the quote to be true!
However, most people don’t seem to recognize that this fact applies equally as consistently when working in reverse. In other words, we have learned to expect certain consequences that arise form our actions. But how often do we consider the outcome that takes place due to our hesitancy or failure to take action?
When it comes to life decisions or business actions, the cause and effect impact of making “No Decision” can influence the outcome of a project, just as much as any affirmative decision to move forward and actively pursue a particular chosen strategy.
What were saying here is, “No decision” is still a decision!
Every single decision that we fail to make, choose not to make, or simply hesitate to make, has just as drastic and dramatic an impact on the over-all outcome of our intended goals, determined plans, deepest desires and our most coveted individual or mutually agreed upon objectives.
Doing nothing at all; still sets significant forces into motion, or in other cases, fails to alter or eliminate certain factors and forces, which end up greatly influencing the final outcome of our determined efforts one way or the other.
“Cause and effect” is an indisputable law of nature. But often it’s the things that we “don’t do” or are unable to decide about doing quickly enough, that send a plan into a desperate and irrecoverable tailspin.
True leaders make decisions … and then they effectively see them through to completion. Truly great leaders are able to take in a wide range and vast amount of information, quickly organizing it into easily absorbable bits of data to then be quickly sorted through and prioritized into a sequence of thought patterns leading to a timely and final decision.
Make a decision and then see it through to the end. Failing to decide is really nothing more than simply deciding to fail. The effect is just as powerful and final as any affirmative decision to take a certain path, so never allow your hesitation to decide to bring your journey toward ultimate success to a sudden dead end.