Procrastination and dithering are very bad for both your well-being and your business. It is always better, by far, to make that decision. But I know what you're thinking: "easier said than done," right? But neuroscience can help here again, because the pleasure centers of our brains light up like Christmas trees whenever we make a decision.
Regardless of the quality of the decision, it is much better for you and your business to make a decision right now, rather than wait for the 100% right time. The very act of making a decision gives your "happiness advantage" a big boost. Hear and see more about Shawn Achor's "The Happiness Advantage" at this TED talk link.
Yes, neuroscience recommends making a "good enough" decision. And don't sweat making the perfect decision. Perfectionism gives you brain ache. It overwhelms you with emotions and makes you feel out of control.
Beware the pitfall of micro-management too. You cannot and should not make EVERY decision in your business. Your people know best when it comes to their own jobs.
See our white paper on "Thriving in a Matrix World."
<span"><span">Neuroscience Super Power #4: Get in touch with others! Literally.
Oxytocin is a powerful brain happiness chemical that is released whenever we get in physical touch with others. Give and receive as many handshakes, reassuring pats, and any other appropriate physical gestures as you can. Rejection and shunning, neuroscience tells us, activate the brain's pain centers.
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This originally appeared in our June 2017 Newsletter.