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When I am faced with a decision, something that helps me quite a lot is to keep the number of alternatives low so that I can choose more efficiently between different possibilities.

  1. The First Choice
  2. The Informed Choice
  3. The Absurd Choice
  4. No Choice

The first choice is the first thing that comes to mind when I am faced with a decision question and is the option I choose if I do not have time to think.

The informed choice is what I would choose after spending some time thinking about it. The duration depends on the complexity of the case.

The absurd choice is what I come up with as soon as I fade out the first two option. It can be a slightly different or significantly different answer.

No choice, means that I decide not to do anything.

That’s it for the theoretical part.
The art of decision-making is now to develop a personal compass to find out in which situations you follow which of the four options. Easier said than done, I know. But hey, I never claimed that it would be easy.

Therefore, I wish you much success in trying out this method for your decision-making situations. Let me know which of the four types of decisions you use most often.

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