Today I saw the need to upgrade my flatware because the drawer was filled with a bunch of mismatched forks, spoons and knives; purchased and handed down. Embarrassingly, I must admit that there might be a fork or two that could be from graduate school.
A trip to Macy’s for the one-day sale was in order.
I had no idea how many different styles and price points there were to choose from. As we all know, with more choices comes a higher intensity of doubt or fear of making a wrong choice. I saw a 45-piece service for 8 that I couldn’t pass up for the price. However, I still was apprehensive about the decision.
As I pushed the box across the counter to check-out, the saleswoman showed me a huge smile and said “this is a great flatware set!” Immediately I felt relieved about the decision. There was no need to consider using the return policy, which I am too lazy to do anyway.
Removing someone’s doubts or fears in a manner that doesn’t need a guarantee is priceless. It could be as little as a smile and as big as “great choice!”
Be open to reassurance but don’t seek it. Focus more on the decisions made instead of how much reassurance you receive to make the decision.