Matcher or Mismatcher

Where do you prefer to direct your focus?

  • As a matcher, you will focus on similarities and how they relate to something new.
  • You're a mismatcher if you focus on the differences and find counterexamples to the decision you are facing.

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When you consider your decisions, are you motivated by desire or fear?

  • If you are motivated by desire, you will tend to see the positive in every situation. You are motivated by goals and rewards.
  • If you are motivated by fear, you are motivated by something negative, like consequences for not doing something.

When you consider making a decision, who do you turn to?

  • If you seek your point of reference internally, you will make the decision for yourself.
  • If you seek your point of reference externally, you will reach out to people for their feedback and validation.

What drives you in your work?

  • If you are a possibilities person, you focus on the possible choices in a situation. You are likely curious about the potential your job has for growth.
  • If you are a necessity person, you are content not to think outside the box. You prefer being shown what to do and enjoy knowing how to do your tasks well.

Some people are motivated by the big picture, while others are driven by the details.

  • If you like to focus on the broad picture, you will consider how your decisions will affect the future. 
  • If you have a specific view, you will be concerned with the details without necessarily considering how they fit into the larger scheme of things.

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Mark Twain
“Good decisions come from experience, but experience comes from making bad decisions.”

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To make better decisions:
  • Make your decisions in the morning;
  • Eat first: Keep your physical desires taken care of before big decisions.
  • Cut down your choices, right down to a tiny shortlist and you’ll have an easier time.
  • Open the windows: Keeping the CO2 levels low is really important.
  • Use a foreign language: Explain the situation to yourself and replying with your decision in a foreign language and see how differently you process that information.

Most decision-making errors boil down to:

  • logical fallacies (over-generalizations, comparing apples and oranges, circular thinking)
  • limiting beliefs (underestimations of what's possible)
  • judgment biases (valuing certain factors above others).

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