1. Take your time/sleep on it – Making a decision off the cuff can often lead to something that seems right now but in the long run, may bite you. This is not to say to put things off and not think about them but rather take time to know your facts.
2. Gather more information – Having information gives you power to make the right decisions. This will enable you to have more options.
3. Talk it over with your spouse – Marriage is a great thing. There are a lot of things that my wife picks up on that I may never see. I remember the times that I didn’t give her a voice when decisions needed to be made and those are the times that I regret.
4. Pray about it – Whether or not prayer is active in your life, it’s interesting how it becomes active in people lives when the crap hits the fan. Why wait for disaster to strike? Phone home; there is a God that wants to hear from you.
5. Don’t spend money you don’t have – Almost every time I spent money on something when I was confused, I lost it. Whether it be an investment, starting up a business, or buying something and not understanding everything about it. Personally I have come to point of not buying something unless I have the cash to buy it and doing that has brought freedom into my family.
Remember, not making a decision is actually making a decision. Being passive will never get you to where you want to go. The next time you feel confused about making a decision, try these 5 things and watch the difference it makes.