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How To Make Better Decisions

How To Make Better Decisions

  • Analyze objectively your assumptions, feelings and expectations
  • Focusing only on the problem limits options for a solution and leads to energy depletion and decisions out of anxiety and frustration. Expand your perspective to be able to see other things, and often a solution will appear somewhere in the composition.
  • Rather than thinking in terms of bad and good when making decision, try to see a more balanced view by embracing the uncertainty of every situation. 

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The way you frame your decision at the outset can make all the difference. 

State your decision problems carefully, acknowledge their complexity and avoid unwarranted assumptions and option-limiting prejudices.

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Research has shown that the typical person makes about 2,000 decisions every waking hour. Most are minor ones and we make them automatically. But many have serious consequences.

That's why making good decisions is arguably the most important habit we can develop.

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Make all important & difficult decisions on paper

It relieves pressure from the situation and allows your mind to focus on the task at hand, rather than spiraling into self-doubt and second-guessing.

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