- Be skeptic, meditate, learn from previous mistakes, know what the data and it’s context means, and trust your informed judgment.
- Focus on the quality of informationyou’re getting, not the quantity.
- Set a time limit for yourself, and ensure you’re not using your decision-making angst as a procrastination device.
- If you see that you prefer familiar and easier choices, ensure they aren’t being reframed to support something you wish was true.
- Crisp, clear decisions may seem like the best kind of decisions, but they maycost you time and extra effortwhen often the details may not even matter.
- Forcing yourself to choose may leadto you making high-risk decisionsand ignoring alternatives.
- Imagine the effort you’re considering was a fantastic success, and then that it was an unequivocal disaster. Then, analyze the reasons for both to find blind spots,dampen excessive optimism, and bridge the gap between short-term and long-term thinking.
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