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These Six Questions Will Improve Your Decisions - Darius Foroux

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Improve decisions by focusing on the process

Most people assume that good decision making is choosing a course of action that leads to the desired outcome.

In reality, decision making is about how you end up with your decision, not what the decision leads to.

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Before making a decision, don't just ask the obvious questions like "what are my alternatives?" or "what are the consequences?"

Consider instead these questions:

  1. Why might my belief not be true?
  2. What other evidence might be out ...

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Asking yourself critical questions forces you to think about what you can't know.

Critical questions direct you to friends, mentors, communities, books, courses, and even podcasts for insights that encourage an outside perspective.

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As you become open to other perspectives, remember that other people also don't have all the answers. Adopt a stance of not believing everything instantly.

Keep looking for evidence and other perspectives. When you have collected enough information, make y...

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  • Analysis paralysis is very common. At some point, you get stuck in the process and can't make a decision. Don't let the fear of making the "right" decision paralyze you. There's no right or wrong outcome. Just outcomes.
  • Extinction by instinct. It i...

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