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Improve decisions by focusing on the process

Improve decisions by focusing on the process

Most people assume that good decision making is choosing a course of action that leads to the desired outcome.

In reality, decision making is about how you end up with your decision, not what the decision leads to.

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Asking yourself critical questions forces you to think about what you can't know.

Before making a decision, don't just ask the obvious questions like "what are my alternatives?" or "what are the consequences?"

  • Analysis paralysis is very common. At some point, you get stuck in the process and can't make a decision. Don't let the fear of making the "right" decision paralyze you. There's no right or wrong outcome. Just outcomes.
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As you become open to other perspectives, remember that other people also don't have all the answers. Adopt a stance of not believing everything instantly.

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