The mind seems to involve various simple systems throughout the body that are not always in agreement. Some systems are shortsighted, some care about relationships, and some prioritize the future of humanity.
We are not always aware of each mechanism. Sometimes we make decisions carefully and other times intuitively.
Do you want to make smarter decisions everyday day? 90% of your daily decisions happen automatically, many shaped by environment. Most decisions are a habit, not a deliberate choice. And habits can be developed by shaping the invisible defaults of your life. To make smarter choices, design smarter defaults.
Your decisions make you. Whether you're selling them as an entrepreneur, marketer, writer, or any other kind of knowledge worker, or facing a serious crossroads in your personal life, the choices you make today define your future. So it's no wonder that when it comes to our growth and success,...
Before jumping to a conclusion, think about the long-term consequences of your decision.
We may respect those able to fling themselves into a hard problem and make a quick choice with seemingly little thought, but making a meaningful decision needs to be done with care for the long-term effects.
Executive Summary With the news around the COVID-19 pandemic developing quickly, people are making decisions - often quickly - on everything from whether to cancel meetings to how to best project their family and colleagues. In a time of crisis and uncertainty, there are several psychological factors that impact our ability to make decisions.
People want to take action quickly, even when inaction might be more prudent. Faced with anxiety, some are making quick decisions about finances as well and started fear selling their stocks. But this is taking a paper loss in the present that is likely to come back in the future (given the way stock markets have acted in the past).