When a decision needs to be made, one option is to let someone else make it for you. It can also be tempting to wait a little longer and push it off until another day. Maybe you’re afraid of making a poor decision. Or you just don’t want to deal with it right now.

But letting someone else decide, or deciding not to decide, doesn’t mean you’re no longer responsible for the outcome. If you have the power to decide, and you pass that privilege along, you now share responsibility for whatever happens, since it was still your decision (to not decide) that led to the end result.

There will be plenty of times where you’re affected by decisions you have no control over. But in all those other times where you do have the opportunity to decide, be slow in abdicating that power to someone else, since you’ll still share in the responsibility for what ultimately takes place.