Mental Models: Look At Your Decision-Making Process, Not The Outcome

“Everything seems stupid when it fails.”

Bad Decisions and Good Decisions

It’s easy to look at success and attribute it to good decision making. But here’s the thing — that statement is also true the other way around.

“Good decisions can lead to bad outcomes and vice versa.”

The truth is: You can’t predict the future. Sometimes even bad decisions can lead to good outcomes.

Mental Models: Focus On The Process, Not The Outcome

The way you look at how something works in the real world is called a mental model. It’s your thinking framework about something.

“What’s the right thing?”

It’s clear we should never regret making mistakes. Every mistake is a lesson after all. However, there’s another type of regret that literally kills people. It’s the regret of inaction.

“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.”

Achieving your goals. Improving yourself and your relationships. Writing a book. Building a business. It’s painful. It takes a lot of time, energy, and sacrifice to achieve things that are worthwhile in life.

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