- Pick from multiple choices. Choosing the thing, person or job you like the best based on feeling alone should be a red flag.
- All good decisions in time. There is often a correlation between how fast decisions are made and how good the decisions are.
- Avoid outsourcing your decisions to someone else (a person who is pressuring you or one you feel would make a better choice). People who fear decision making often allow others to decide for them.
- Remember the Ted Williams rule. Arguably the greatest hitter in baseball who once batted over .400 in a season still failed to reach base 60% of the time. Making good decisions is a process not a guarantee that every decision will be perfect. If one of the best hitters in baseball succeeded only 40% of the time and most players not even that, set more realistic goals.
- Learn from the bad decisions because unfortunately too many of us repeat the same mistakes.
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