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After Reading This, You'll Make Better Decisions More Often
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 7, 2021
This book explains ways that we can make better & more optimal decisions more frequently & avoid the internal & external traps that hold us back in life. This is a very well-organized book with plenty of examples. I like that the main points are shared at the end of each chapter and at the end of the book to highlight what is most important.
Great Points Include:
1) Decision-making affects us all differently because we are different people with different motivations.
2) Your values are the principles, rules, or beliefs that give meaning to your life. Consider what in your past has brought you the most happiness and a sense of meaning.
3) We should consider things from multiple perspectives: analytically, psychologically, worst-case scenario, best-case scenario, artistically & creatively, and ultimately deciding what is really important to us.
Questions To Ask To Improve Your Decision-Making Include:
1) What are the main problems you're trying to solve?
2) Do you have all the information necessary to make the best decision possible?
3) What is the opportunity cost for this decision (what will you miss out on if you made this choice)?
4) Does this get you closer (or further away) from your overall goals?
Ways to Beat "Analysis Paralysis" & Indecision Include:
1) Rank your decisions
2) Automate your habits
3) Set deadlines
4) Begin even when you are not 100% ready
5) Aim for "good enough"
6) Let go of your fear to act
7) Sum up your options
As it promises, The Art of Strategic Decision Making by Peter Hollins encourages those who struggle with making decisions and shares best practices for making decisions quickly, intelligently, and safely. I highly recommend this book.