When you say…
“Because I don’t trust my own judgment, I’m going to let so and so make my decisions for me”
You’re really saying…
“I trust my own judgment to make good decisions about who I should outsource my decision-making to.”
Every decision, including the decision to delegate your decisions to another, begins with an act of faith in your own judgment.
If you’re following a path because of blind faith in what someone else observed, claimed, or experienced, you’re doing it wrong. You don’t have to always make the right choice, but you do need to take ownership of the decision if you truly want to call it a choice.
Question: Why are you doing the things you do?
If your answer is any variation of “Because so and so told me to,” please take the time to find a better why.