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How to Make Tough Decisions Easier

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/04/smarter-living/how-to-finally-just-make-a-decision.html#

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How to Make Tough Decisions Easier
Ever spent an agonizing amount of time mulling something over? This should help. Welcome to the Smarter Living newsletter. The editor, Tim Herrera , emails readers with tips and advice for living a better, more fulfilling life. Sign up here to get it in your inbox.

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Maximization

Also known as Fear of Better Options (F.O.B.O.), is the relentless researching of all possible options for fear that you’ll miss out on the “best” one.

Though maximizers tend to make better decisions, they are less satisfied with those decisions than are people who make quicker ones based on less research. 

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Mostly Fine Decision (MFD)

Your M.F.D. is the minimum outcome you’re willing to accept for a decision.

It’s the outcome you’d be fine with, even if it’s not the absolute best possibility.

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