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I love the thought experiment that you give, which I think elucidates this concept well, which is when you ask people, “What’s the best decision you’ve ever made? What’s the worst decision you’ve ever made?” We tend to not focus on the process by which we made the decision or the inputs to that decision but instead what the outcome was. So what you found is you asked people, “What was the best decision?” Well, they tend to choose the thing that had the best outcome and and vice versa for the bad one. It’s very possible that you made, actually, a really crappy decision, but you just lucked out.

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Not the one with the best outcome, necessarily, but the decision that you felt strongest about.

Related to this are the decisions we make that we don’t realize we’re making. For example, if you’re considering taking a new job and end up staying where you are, that was a decision. The same for choosing to stay in a relationship versus breaking up. Choosing not to make a change is a decision ...

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