Throughout life everyone is faced with making choices hundreds or possibly thousands of times each day. It is an innate function of the mind. It cannot be avoided, although many times the attempt is made to do so. Therein lies the dilemma of not wanting to make a choice,

yet a choice must be made. Someone will either decide to make an affirmative or a non-affirmative decision. For example, someone drives up to the drive-thru menu and will select something to eat. If they don’t select the cheeseburger, but go with the chicken sandwich, they made a choice. They decided not to choose the cheeseburger. So, you see that it is impossible to avoid choices; it is a part of life.

This whole process is about decision-making skills and how to build confidence in those skills. When faced with difficult situations, knowing that the outcome depends upon the final choice creates anxieties at times and directly affects the ability of someone to think clearly. However, it is an experience that can actually be a building block for future opportunities.

Never allow yourself to feel as though it is impossible to improve this skill. It may not be easy and might even be frightening to an extent. Even so, overcoming the emotions in such situations may heightened the faculties of the mind to be more focused. This will largely be subject to the determination of the individual. When the decision is made to move forward, regardless of the result, a skill can be developed with continuing experiences.

Think about the first time behind the wheel of the car and how petrified you were. Now think about what the emotions are when getting behind the wheel as an adult with years of driving experience. Confidence is evident as the driving has become second-nature. Decision-making skills can relate to examples like the driving example or anything else in life. Pro-actively taking the initiative to reflect on how decisions are made can be a motivation to improve the thought process and how final choices are made. It can only get better and the increase in self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-concept will be the driving force for self-improvement.