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7 Ways To Stop Making Bad Decisions

https://www.fastcompany.com/3027160/7-ways-to-stop-making-bad-decisions

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7 Ways To Stop Making Bad Decisions
Risky career moves, what-was-I-thinking relationships, and just about every '80s fashion trend-most of us have made bad decisions in our lives. And while we're supposed to learn from our mistakes, living with the outcome of a bad decision doesn't necessarily mean that we're immune to repeating it. (See: recent '80s fashion revival.)

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Make Better Choices
  • Seek good information. Be skeptic and never just assume that what you’re being told is always true.
  • Avoid common pitfalls, like making decisions without enough time or information.
  • Look at previous mistakes so you learn from them.
  • Check in with yourself and ensure that the environment isn’t influencing your decisions unnecessarily. 
  • Take care of yourself. You are unlikely to make the best decisions when tired or unwell.
  • Make time to think. The multitasking and distraction deluge to which we’re subjected every day can undermine good decision-making.
  • Analyze well. Not getting the outcome you wanted doesn’t necessarily mean the decision was bad. 

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