Decision Making Under Uncertainty for Real Men

Decision Making Under Uncertainty for Real Men

Life is getting more complex, and decision making under uncertainty is getting harder. As real men, how do we approach important decisions without being paralysed by worry over the outcome? That is the topic of this week’s podcast.

My teens like the privileges that come with getting older.  But one thing they don’t tend to like is the increased stress they feel with having to make ever more important decisions.  They have a realisation that they can no longer abdicate their decisions to mum and dad.

It is up to them to decide.

Some embrace this.  For others, it terrorises them.

As a dad, I wonder how they will get on as I know that they don’t yet know the half of the complexity and the stress of decision making in the face of uncertainty that they will soon face.

As business men, husbands and fathers, we have to make complex and important decisions that have consequences for others as well as us.  As tempting as it is to put decisions off, we know that not making a decision is a decision in its self and does not relieve us of the responsibility for its consequences.

Why is Decision Making So Stressful?

Decision making can be very stressful.  That stress can impact our ability to make decisions.  How do we cope?  How do real men make decisions in the face of very uncertain times that could have very serious consequences?

If you struggle with this topic, then this week’s podcast is for you.

You can listen to it here:

You will discover:

> What isn’t just solved by turning to religion / to God

> A great example of a real man who had to radically change his life without knowing where he was going, but moved forward based on a vision for his future

> Why imperfection is not a good excuse for sitting on your heels

> How to pick up things after your failures

> Why decision making is often more about the timing than the decision

> What you need to make that decision now, and

> Why passing a past faith test doesn’t let you off the hook for the next test. 

We hope you are encouraged by this podcast.

Here is the link again:

What did you think?  Leave a comment below and join the conversation.

Here is a link to the one-year devotional referred to in the podcast by Chris Tiegreen:

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