5 thoughts on “3 Ways to Make Better Decisions

  • December 5, 2018 at 7:42 am

    This is a very useful piece for me and comes at a good time. I tend to look at my failures and never to my successes, and I find acknowledging my losses and my mistakes overwhelming and shameful. I am going to keep this to remind me that I can overcome mistakes; that I have made good decisions often; and that my life is not too painful to contemplate.

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  • December 5, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Additional actions that help me in making wise, informed decisions:
    —Writing Pro/Con lists – Pros/Cons for, and Pros/Cons against, any decision I am facing
    —Brainstorming about the decision w trusted other(s)
    —Meditating and/or praying about the decision
    —Asking myself what my head says about the decision, what my heart says, and what my gut says (and then go with my gut!)

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    • January 20, 2019 at 5:36 pm

      This is good advice. I hope more people read it and take it. These are things that could have been in the article.

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  • December 5, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Seriously though, very good information.

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  • December 7, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    Right now, I’m in a midst of making a critical decision. I have been through this before, but a different issue. Around 30 years ago I made a decision to move cross-country by myself. I was leaving behind my family and a potential good job for the unknown. I hated being at the area where my family was; and didn’t like being with them, also. I made the move without a place and job lined up – all by myself! It didn’t take any time when I got to where I went that I found a pretty good place to live for the time being and a job. Next thing I knew, I was happily settled and never moved back to my family. It’s still that way now.

    And now I’m faced with wanting to sell my condo unit and leave the complex altogether. For now, I’m leaning on wanting to rent because I’m very tired of the responsibilities of home ownership. And I can’t stand the place I live at. I’m very miserable at where I live now and want something better. Practically everyone around me feel that I’m out of my mind to want to do this. Well, around 30 years ago, I got the very same thing from others.

    I want to do this, but I do fear that I might fail this time. I had that feeling 30 years ago, but I just left and never looked back. I have been a success! I want to be a success this time. I am afraid of getting a whammy if this move will be a mistake.

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