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Sun Jun 13, 2021, 07:10 PM

5 ideas to improve your everyday decision making

These five principles can help move you from a “what to think” mentality to focusing on “how to think.”



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5 ideas to improve your everyday decision making

Marcel Schwantes Inc. 5 hrs ago

Almost all of us are faced with high-stakes decisions nearly every day, no matter our industry or role. ... Often, we try to create rules to govern future behavior and take the uncertainty out of the decision-making process, but it’s clear to anyone who faces tough decisions on a regular basis that the circumstances and details are different nearly every time, and black-and-white rules rarely lead to optimal choices.

The answer, according to Mike Hayes, former commanding officer of Navy SEAL Team Two and author of “Never Enough: A Navy Seal Commander on Living a Life of Excellence, Agility, and Meaning,” is to focus on what he calls “how to think,” not “what to think.”

By focusing on the process by which we make decisions, instead of trying to predict the details of any particular high-stakes choice, we can articulate principles that lead to good answers no matter what question we face, and set up our organizations to thrive even through the toughest crises.

The following five principles can help move you from a “what to think” mentality to focusing on “how to think,” and improving the answers that ultimately emerge. It’s a smart way to approach the most important choices we make each day. According to Hayes, these five ideas can improve our thinking in almost any scenario.

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Sun Jun 13, 2021, 07:13 PM

1. I can't decide whether or not I should read this article (nt)

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Sun Jun 13, 2021, 07:19 PM

2. Four full paragraphs and I am no more enlightened.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 07:30 PM

3. He left out a big one, as far as I'm concerned.

6. Resist believing what you WANT to believe.

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