Take Care Of Yourself By Avoiding Overloaded Information
I follow this variation called the ‘KISS ‘— keep it stupid(ly) simple.
Alvin Toffler first introduced the term in his book, the Future Shock; it said that having too many options will create a cognitive impairment, which will make us struggle in making a decision.
Have you had a problem deciding where to go for breakfast because there are so many cafes you can go to in your area? I encountered that problem a lot and felt ridiculous — it was just a cafe, and the decision can be whatever. I couldn’t believe that it took me long to make a goddamn decision.
DO NOT underestimate the time that you have to spend.
Before making any decision, let me emphasise the simple principles.
KISS — Keep It Stupid Simple
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
My tip will be straightforward: a good question will help. If things are getting too complex, ask yourself a good question to redefine them.
Be honest. Ask yourself: why do I decide for? How badly do I need it exactly?
Well, if you say I ‘might’ need it right, then I usually question myself:
- When was the last time I made this kind of decision? — the more often you decide it, you will know the pattern and whether it will be crucial or not to think twice about making the decision suitable. For example, picking a place for food, too often we encounter this problem, why do we need to spend so much time on the same matter?
- What is the worst thing that can happen if I get it wrong?
- Can I find someone else to decide?