This is why you make bad decisions

Why do we make bad decisions? Are we really that dumb? We’re not bad people? What is it that makes us have such terrible decision making skills.

  1. You don’t fact check. You just assume.
  2. You don’t expect things to go wrong, but they do.
  3. You don’t make a decision so you miss the opportunity.
  4. You assume that the past is still true when sometimes it isn’t.
  5. You don’t have a goal, so your decision doesn’t take you anywhere.
  6. You can’t decide because you’re waiting on someone else to decide first.
  7. You’re trying to figure it all out by yourself without asking those who know.
  8. You simply don’t understand the implications of your choices.
  9. You don’t tell anyone around you what you’ve decided. They need to know.

This is a condensed list I made which has helped me improve my life tremendously. I would love to say I came up with this all by myself, but let’s give credit where it’s due. This list was inspired by an article I read a while back by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman at the Harvard Business Review. Here is a link to it. If you have time, it is completely worth the read.

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