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.
- You don’t fact check. You just assume.
- You don’t expect things to go wrong, but they do.
- You don’t make a decision so you miss the opportunity.
- You assume that the past is still true when sometimes it isn’t.
- You don’t have a goal, so your decision doesn’t take you anywhere.
- You can’t decide because you’re waiting on someone else to decide first.
- You’re trying to figure it all out by yourself without asking those who know.
- You simply don’t understand the implications of your choices.
- 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.