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Rushing to conclusions

Rushing to conclusions

It’s sometimes necessary to make decisions quickly. But if you’re frequently skipping steps, you could be misdiagnosing problems and making decisions that don’t solve anything.

Take the time to step back and collect the facts. Make decisions that address the root cause.

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To overthink a decision may cause you to miss time-sensitive opportunities.

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Sticking your head in the sand and just hoping it will go away isn't wise. Procrastination only causes problems to fester and possibly grow bigger. 

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1. Delaying the Important Stuff

It is important to take time out and analyze the situation and look forward to resolving an issue.

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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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