How to Make Better Decisions

I researched steps to improve my decision-making process

Geri Spieler
ILLUMINATION

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I decided to make a New Year’s resolution this year: to learn to make better decisions.

Life is all about decisions, large and small. Whatever decision you make, regardless of size, impacts everything else. What kind of food do you buy, what do you decide to wear from your clothes closet, your shoes, that email you answer and what do you say? The list goes on and gets more important. We make decisions all day long. Some are more impactful than others, but each has a factor.

Yes, there is pressure. We can sometimes fall into “analysis paralysis,” making us crazy. Should I turn right or turn left? Can I know the result of my decision before I make it?

Maybe, but not always, and there can be a surprise at the end.

I went online to see how much help I could get writing this post. These various articles will help you in your decision-making process. (Each link will take you to the full article)

Knowing that I can make good decisions under severe time pressure, what’s the DNA of those decisions — what makes them good?

If I could be disciplined enough to impose my time pressure on decision-making, could the resulting decisions be both faster and better?

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Geri Spieler
ILLUMINATION

Award-winning writer, master researcher, journalist, former Gartner analyst, non-fiction author. Reach me at gspieler@gmail.com