Is Your Decision Fatigue Getting Worse?

A thought behind what might be hurting your decision-making

Darren Matthews
Pragmatic Wisdom

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A like someone suffering from decision fatigue, the old tree in the desert stopped growing.
Photo by Ganapathy Kumar on Unsplash

You might not have noticed it. But I see decisions being more focused on the short term. Ambitions don’t offer the same excitement they once did. No one dreams in decades anymore. Our sole focus is the here and now.

We have also become lazier thinkers.

We feel safe in the alliance of the group. Tribal beliefs discourage the practice of critical thinking. It has become easier to go with the flow than to ask questions. Beliefs go unchallenged because we fear exclusion.

Where there was curiosity, now there is acceptance. The information age should make it easier for us to think big. However, the overwhelming flood of information is limiting our dreams.

Why is this happening?

While the answers may seem obvious on the surface, I believe there’s a different underlying cause.

Decision fatigue

Decision-makers today face a big challenge, and it’s something most don’t appreciate.

They are having to make too many decisions.

Let me explain.

Our ability to make good decisions rests with willpower. The discipline to question…

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Darren Matthews
Pragmatic Wisdom

Following my curiosity — which is decision-making — and sharing what I learn along the way