Can You Make Good Decisions?

Sometimes making a decision can be the hardest thing in the world. You’ve done the research, you have identified some choices, you know what your gut feeling says, yet you remain stuck. Stuck in a place where you are unable to make a decision and move forward.

It is a horrible place to be when you are stuck.

I know, I’ve been there many, many times.

I want to share with you the things that I have discovered in 40+ years of decision making.

How to make decisions efficiently:

Decisions can be made using the techniques below but sometimes it is useful to learn ways that allow the decision to be made efficiently. Peter Bregman, author of 18 MInutes Find Your Focus, has some interesting techniques for making decisions:

  • For predictable and routine decisions, by building a habit, e.g. you always walk to work, rather than the tube, you avoid decision entirely and can save decision making energy in unpredictable situations.
  • Use if/then thinking in order to routinize...
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