I don’t have any trouble making a decision, unless I can’t make a decision.
That sounds odd, don’t you think.
Here’s what I mean.
Ross and I had wanted to get e-bikes for about a year now.
About a month ago we decided to purchase them. (As a side note, you haven’t made a decision until you take action.)
Ross did the initial research to get a ballpark figure for what the bikes might cost. There was a huge variation in price.
We narrowed it down to a couple of brands.
Ross researched the distributors and stockists (many of whom had none in stock).
Finally he found a business that specialised in e-bikes and which had a number in store that we could test ride.
We both test rode a couple of the bikes. I liked some of the features of them, but there wasn’t one bike that stood out.
“I don’t know. I’m not quite sure”, I said to Ross as we drove off.
What I did know was that I was getting desperate to buy one.
I couldn’t decide.
We went back the following week and test rode the same two bikes. Nothing had changed. I still couldn’t decide.
A new bike had arrived at the shop and the assistant had only assembled it that morning. Ross rode it and liked it.
I rode my 2 bikes again, doing my best to decide which one to buy.
I looked at the new bike and just as we were about to leave, I asked to ride it.
As soon as I took off, I knew it was the one.
It was comfortable. It had power and it was manageable. The strange thing for me was that this bike was the same as one I had ridden the week before and dismissed. What was different this time?
It had different brakes, but that didn’t make a difference to how it handled or how it felt.
Ross had changed the seat and handlebar settings.
Wow, I loved this bike.
As I rode back to the shop, I smiled and said, “We have a Winner”.
I felt the assistant’s relief.
All that had to be done was to pay for the bikes and organise for a new sturdy bike rack for the motorhome.
I can’t wait to go riding this weekend.
Now to the point of the story. I don’t have any trouble making a decision, unless I can’t make a decision.
Ross and I have learned over the years to trust my intuition. If it’s an “I don’t know”, it’s a “No”.
There is always something better to come.
How about you?
What sort of decision maker are you?
What do you do when you can’t decide?
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