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No. 767 / When to decide

Many people get caught in limbo because they worry other, better opportunities might come their way later.

If the ideal candidate that just interviewed also happens to be one of the first, don’t delay and “see who else is out there,” hire the person and be confident in your decision.

Don’t apply for 20 jobs and see which ones offer you a position before you decide. Apply to the ones you’re interested in and choose the company that is as decisive as you are.

Important decisions carry risk. They can unnerve and distract us. But a good decision now always beats a possible great decision later. Because ‘possible’ isn’t guaranteed. And it’s possible that the ‘good’ you choose now turns out to be better than the ‘great’ later, anyway.