Published in


How To Not Make Bad Decisions?

Understanding The Decision Process

Photo by Javier Allegue Barros on Unsplash

In this article, I want to focus on one of the most important things you can do to improve your decision-making skills, and that is to learn to recognize when you’re making a bad decision. The problem with making bad decisions is that it’s easy to fall into the trap of making the same decision over and over again.

When you make a decision, you don’t think about the consequences. You just make the decision and move on to the next one. This is a very common mistake that people make all the time. They think that if they just do this one thing, then everything will be fine. Unfortunately, this is not the case. There are a number of things that you need to consider when making decisions.

For example, if you decide to buy a new car, what are you going to do if the car breaks down? You might be able to fix it yourself, or you might have to call an auto mechanic. If you have a car that needs to be serviced, how do you know that the mechanic is the right person for the job? The list goes on and on. It’s important to realize that there are consequences to your decisions, even if it seems like they’re not that big of a deal.

In fact, they can be quite big. Here are just a few examples of what can go wrong:

1. Making the wrong decision in a situation where there’s a good chance you’ll regret it later.

2. Not taking into account other people’s feelings and feelings of your own.

3. Being too quick to jump to a conclusion and not taking time to think things through.

4. Thinking too much about what you want, rather than what’s best for you and your family.

5. Over-analyzing the situation and making too many decisions at once.

6. Failing to take a step back and consider the bigger picture.

7. Trying to solve the problem at hand instead of just focusing on the immediate problem.

8. Ignoring the fact that your actions could have negative consequences for someone else.

9. Giving in to pressure from others.

10. Forgetting to ask yourself why you are doing something.

11. Having a hard time taking responsibility for one’s own actions.

12. Lying to yourself and others about your intentions.

13. Feeling guilty about something you’ve done.

14. Taking things too personally.

15. Blaming yourself for something that isn’t your fault.

16. Acting out of anger or frustration.

17. Use excuses to justify your behavior.

18. Saying things like, “It’s not my fault” or “I didn’t mean to hurt you.”

19. Put yourself in situations where you could get hurt.

20. Pretending to care about someone or something when in fact you just want them to get along with you.

21. Believing that everyone else in your life is just as bad or worse than yourself.

22. Becoming too dependent on others for your happiness and well-being.



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store