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How To Make Better Decisions

Over time, you should develop the skills for making better decisions based on past experiences and any newfound knowledge. There are still steps you can take to learn how to make better decisions for yourself, your future, and your workplace.

Fortunately, everyone can take steps to become ...

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Create Action Plan

Once you have decided what you are going to do, you should write out steps to actually implement it. Your action plan should include the step-by-step approach, your timeline for implementing your solution, and how you will include any other people who may be impacted by your decision.

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2. Identify The Risks You Take

Familiarity breeds comfort. And there’s a good chance you make some poor decisions simply because you’ve grown accustomed to your habits and you don’t think about the danger you’re in or the harm you’re causing.

For example , you might speed on your way to work every day. E...

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3. Don't Ask Other People What You Should Do

You don’t have to ask people what they think. It makes it even more difficult to make a decision when you are caught up in other people’s opinions about what’s best for you. 

If you ask 4 people what they think you should do, you will most likely get 4 different rants of advice. And the fe...

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4. Heart Vs Head

Some people are ruled by their heart and some by their head. The secret to strong decision-making processes is to know which personality type you are and take steps to balance things out. If you’re always ruled by your gut or impulsive, it’s important to give your head time to catch up and have s...

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5. Remove Yourself From The Situation

If you want to be a better decision-maker, it can be helpful to allow yourself to be an outside observer of the situation. When you do, you're more likely to think about all your other options and even be more open to considering compromises, which can be especially helpful when your decision imp...

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6. Commit To Your Decision

If you can’t do this and you are still thinking about alternatives, then your decision will not be good because you’re not able to let go of those other options. It is very important to follow through with your decision.

Trying to make the decision is one of the hardest parts. You can get ...

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7. Allign Your Life With Core Values

Decisions you make based on your core values create motivational alignment. So make your decisions based on whether or not they align with your highest values, passions, and priorities, or it’s not going to feel like you made the right choice.

Before you can figure out if the decision is u...

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Whether you left the house without an umbrella and got drenched on the way to work, or you blew your budget because you couldn’t resist an impulse purchase, set aside time to reflect on your mistakes.

Make it a daily habit to review the choices you made throughout the day. When your decisi...

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9. Manage Your Emotions

Emotions should play a role in your decision-making, but it becomes necessary to make sure you're acting with emotional intelligence if you want to make better decisions. Just like there is a delicate balance to asking for feedback, it's the same for managing your emotions.

Too much emotio...

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