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Before jumping to a conclusion, think about the long-term consequences of your decision.
We may respect those able to fling themselves into a hard problem and make a quick choice with ...
It’s important to be aware of what state of mind you’re in before tackling a hard choice.
Decision fatigue happens when the mental energy required to weigh the tradeoffs of our decision be...
Perhaps the easiest way to make sure we can face a hard decision with our full attention is to simply make fewer decisions.
Think of people like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Barack...
You might think you need as much information as possible before you’re able to make a choice, but too much research can hurt as much as it helps.
Gathering too much data and asking ...
The power of the outsider comes from escaping the cognitive biases we all fall victim to.
Psychologists call this phenomenon Counterfactual Thinking and it describes how we dwell on the outcomes of actions we didn’t actually take.
At a certain point, you need to trust you’v...
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Nudging involves gently coaxing someone into a decision or behavior. The successful nudge is one that results in the desired choice or behavior without the person realizing any external influenc...
The mind seems to involve various simple systems throughout the body that are not always in agreement. Some systems are shortsighted, some care about relationships, and some prioritize the future of humanity.
We are not always aware of each mechanism. Sometimes we make decisions carefully and other times intuitively.
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When you consider your decisions, are you motivated by desire or fear?
When you consider making a decision, who do you turn to?
What drives you in your work?
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