Questions can be an internal exploration of how one operates.

Are decisions sometimes made with the heart and sometimes with the mind? Sometimes are decisions even be made with the gut? Does the mind work best with the logical, left side of the brain? Does the heart influence the more emotion based right side of the brain? Which is most effective? Does it depend? What would Yoda say?

What factors most affect the decision-making process, besides the obvious (urgency and consequences)? Is self-confidence important? What about an understanding of the situation and the possible solutions? Is there a decision-making gene that great decision-makers inherited? Can anyone improve their decision- making skills? How? What are the keys to making a good decision?

The key to good decision making is not knowledge. It is understanding. We are swimming in the former. We are desperately lacking in the latter.–Malcolm Gladwell

Is the lack of a decision, really a decision? Why do we sometimes fear to make the decision? Is it fear of failure? Is it a lack of self-confidence? Is it a feeling of being overwhelmed? Could the failure to decide actually be a worse failure than a wrong decision?

To what do you attribute your decisions? Is it your heart, or your mind, or your gut, or luck? How do you approach the decision-making process? Do you approach with excitement or fear or loathing or what? Are you comfortable making decisions? Do you accept responsibility for them? Are you disappointed when others do not take responsibility for their decisions?

2 thoughts on “Decisions?

  1. I think about these questions often. For me, the greatest fear is making a decision that results in sub-par results of some kind. I’ve always had the tendency to think, “what if I’d done X instead of Y?”…as if there is always a better decision than the one I make.


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