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Think critically about your own mentality and what factors could contribute to a subjective decision: How much and how well do you know the other people involved with the decision? What past...
Take each option in your decision and make two lists for each; on one side, you'll have all the benefits of an option and on the other, you'll have all the downsides.
Try to give your list a sense of scale. This can help you think through all the positives and negatives of all your options, and help you visualize the generally best candidate.
Our decisions stop being objective when our emotions and biases begin to interfere with our evaluations. In order to reduce this impact, think critically about your own mentality and what factors could contribute to a subjective decision.
What past experiences could lead you to a biased view of the different options available to you? What assumptions have you made?
Preserving optionality means avoiding limiting choices or dependencies. It means staying open to opportunities and always having a backup plan.
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We are faced with options all the time, but life-altering ones often come up during times of great change. These options are the ones we have the hardest time capitalizing on.
If we’ve specialized too much, change is a threat, not an opportunity. Thus, if we aren’t certain where the opportunities are going to be (and we never are), then we need to make choices to keep our options open.
When times are hard is when many investors make their fortunes and when entrepreneurs innovate. They have to see the opportunity in chaos.
There are many reasons why you might procrastinate.
You may end up in a trap of analysis paralysis, you may run over the same options, hoping for some new evidence to appear, or tog...
Wanting to choose the perfect option holds us back from deciding.
Such options aren’t realistic, so we’re left instead with a handful of options that aren't particularly good or bad.
Instead of trying to finalize your decision right away, commit to making some kind of progress with your decision.