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Keep Emotions At Bay When Making Decisions

Making Decisions

Here is a simple mental exercise.

Think back and make a list of the worst decisions you’ve made so far in your life or career. 

What is common with all these? 

I am willing to wager that almost all of your worst life or career decisions happened in one of these two scenarios.

  1. You were under some intense pressure or stress, or
  2. You decided without investing time in thinking about the consequences.

Always remember that decisions and choices we make when under some emotional influence- no matter stress or excitement- are likely flawed. 

Good decision-making is ultimately about slowing down and being objective without letting your emotions influence your thinking. The more you build awareness around this reality, the better your decision-making quality will be. 

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