"Decisions are forks in the road," he says. "Life doesn't happen to us; we are an active participant. We get out of life what we choose." More than just a choice in the moment, good decision-making takes discipline, says Whitaker.
Trade-offs are not something as simple as flipping a coin. Our values guide us towards what we want in life, and it is not the same for all. Example: Buying a house has a trade-off of mortgage for the next ten or more years. This is subjective and depends on what we value in life.
Indecisive people suffer because they don’t know their inner values and what they care about.
Executive Summary Consistently making good decisions is arguably the most important habit we can develop, especially at work. But some things are detrimental to good decision-making. When you have to make an important decision, be on the lookout for decision fatigue. Our ability to perform mental tasks and make decisions wears thin when it's repeatedly exerted.