They follow the same principle.
They’re very quick and very easy to write, and intended to put an idea across as quickly as possible, no frills but great high impact concepts. That’s the idea anyway.
They don’t sit around in draft format for ages, I never procrastinate about writing them or publishing. I just do it and Bang – publish right away.
Why Make Tiny Decisions?
So on to this particular hack then – Tiny Decisions.
Tiny decisions are easy to make. They are motivating. They empower you and keep you moving forward.
Big decisions are harder to make. They often get put off. They lead to things piling up and that terrible curse of procrastination. They hold you back.
So do this: When faced with a big decision you feel you’re not ready to make, don’t just say “I can’t make this decision right now, I need more time to think about it.”.
Say instead: “OK, I can’t make this decision right now, but what decision can I make which might help?” At least ask that question.
Often big decisions can be broken down into smaller components. Getting into the habit of making smaller decisions, faster keeps you moving forward.
There is another big advantage to making tiny decisions. When you make big decisions you’re often ‘pot committed’ you put more into it and end up being more committed to a particular path, even if it’s the wrong one.
Tiny decisions are smaller and can even be seen as temporary, they keep you agile and allow you to alter your course without too much wasted time or investment.
Trust me, this is powerful stuff.
Cut down on long term planning, procrastination and big projects and try making smaller more agile decisions from today and I’m sure you’ll see some great results.