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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.
- The First Choice
- The Informed Choice
- The Absurd Choice
- 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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