We’re always stressing the importance of making decisions! Whether you’re planning an overhaul of your business model or deciding whether or not to throw away a stack of paper on your desk, the choices you make affect so many areas of your life! Below is an awesome article from IQTell.com (on the topic of decisions, of course!).
The Decision Committing How To Guide
Decisions…Decisions. Most of the time we either automate them – choosing to go with what works (according to our limited experience) or instead, we waste considerable time and effort just to avoid and delay them, hoping they would go away.
We will do almost anything to avoid a decision, why? Because reaching a decision (no matter how small) is a test of will and self-discipline against an evolutionary mechanism that treats change with fear. Some attribute this to our ancestral hunter’s brain whereby change was never a good thing.
As a result, the notion of decision making was always treated as an almost “mystical” experience throughout history. Stories about people reaching a crossroad that forced them to make a decision are wide spread. In mythology, crossroads (also fork-in-the-road or several doors to choose from) stories are places of great power where pacts are made with devils or powerful witches seal deals with a kiss. Once you reach a crossroads, you either find the answers you were looking for or end up with even more questions and at the hands of the goddesses of fate.
As you can see, decision making was a huge problem even in our ancestors’ time; we have a natural born tendency to avoid them. The problem only got worse during our lifetime since the sheer number of decisions grew exponentially.
So how can we deal with this rooted inner conflict, reduce the stress caused by change and go to sleep with a clear conscience every night after making hundreds of decisions during the day?
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