054: Decision Making
on Deadline Day
It’s Deadline Day for one of the books I’ve been working on, I started working on the book more than a year ago, yet there are things that I know now that I might not have known at any point during the creation of the book.
So I made some tweaks and changes.
I didn’t ask anyone, I just did them.
Most were tiny little things that will add tiny bits of enjoyment to the readers.
But one of the changes was bolder. I made the call, and spent the time to make the change. If tomorrow’s email is not titled ‘Big Mistake’ then you’ll know the change paid off.
If I waited for permission, I would miss the deadline so I called it.
My Name’s the one on the cover, so I’ll take the risk. Maybe I’m dramatizing, It’s not really that big of a risk other than the hours I spent that would be wasted if the change is not accepted. I still have a ‘safe’ version.
I’m just writing to tell you I’m happy with my deadline day decision.
How would you rate your decision-making?
And is it an asset or a liability in the work you’re doing?
You don’t have to answer in public, these questions are more like journal prompts.
A lot of my reading this year is centered around improving my decision-making because it’s the kind of thing that affects everything.
ps: if you email me a picture of Fabio the Lion that you made, I’ll add it to this post (or a future post) with a credit and a link to you.
I’ve made some decisions about saying no to stuff because I’m consciously moving from exploring to exploiting this year. Writing down my vision, aims and strategy helps when I slip into second guessing.
Great decision, Adam! And what a milestone: Deadline Day!