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Decisions vs. Choices

Decisions vs. Choices

It is best to think of choices as preferences that stem from subjective personal tastes. A decision, on the other hand, is a commitment to action that occurs after one becomes aware of their choice.

Any disconnect between what someone wants (choices) and what they are doing (decisions) causes a state of discomfort that is resolved only when behaviors, preferences, or both change. Stated simply, people who suffer from indecision are probably not committing to a course of action that is in line with their preferences, or are unable to commit to their preferences for any number of reasons.

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Unable to commit to an action

Unable to commit to an action

Indecision is the difficulty of committing to action once a preference is known. It is possible to have a choice in mind, but have difficulty with its implementation.

REBT theory suggests that we can remain non-judgmental of preferences, as they are nearly always valid, bu...

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Resolving Indecision

Resolving Indecision

So how do we resolve indecision and reduce negative emotions?

  1. Acknowledge your preferences without forcing yourself to commit to an action.
  2. Make a list of the possible decisions (courses of action) available to you that will give you a good shot of obtaining what you have c...

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