Does your group struggle to make decisions? End indecision and move forward with one simple phrase. You will be amazed at how well it works!
Let me set the scene. You are in a meeting with your grade level team where a decision must be made about what activity your team will use for the family math night next week. Several ideas have been given, but no decision made. Instead, everyone seems to be pushing the decision on someone else.
Indecision can be incredibly frustrating. It is a time suck that keeps your team from moving on and being productive. What if I told you that using one simple phrase could stop indecision in its tracks and allow your team to move on with confidence.
I Trust Your Judgment to End Indecision
Instead of continuing to go around the group weighing the pros and cons of each and every choice bring the conversation to a conclusion by telling one individual, “I trust your judgment.”
This simple phrase will stop everyone in their tracks. A decision will be made, and everyone can move on.
I am not going to tell you people won’t get annoyed because they likely will. I still advocate that a moment of annoyance is far better than what feels like hours of indecision.
When To Use This
Some choices deserve debate and others don’t. When you are talking about what is best for students pedagogically, it is not the time to come to a quick conclusion. I would never use this statement during that time.
However, when you are talking about two or more equally good options, don’t waste your time or brain power on making the choice. Instead, tell an individual you trust their judgment, go with their first choice and move on.
I have used this strategy with coworkers and family members alike. Gone are the days of going in circles trying to discuss where to go out to dinner. Instead, one of us will say, “I trust your judgment,” the decision is made, and we move on with life.
It truly is a game changer.
Similarly, you can gain more freedom by saying no to taking on too many tasks. Check out this post on how.
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