The Art of Effortless Decision-Making

This article speaks to me.

I think we probably all have that experience where decisions don’t get made because we’re paralyzed by trying to make the “perfect” choice or not trusting our intuition?

The article reminds me of one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever received.  I was trying to make one of the most difficult decisions of my life when I was in my late 20’s and my aunt (who sounds like she might do a very good Yoda impersonation!) said “Remember – there’s no such thing as a ‘good’ choice or a ‘bad’ choice – there’s only choices.”

Realising that the difficult decision I was about to make – which had lots of good and lots of bad (as did the alternate choice) – would never have a “right” answer and I’d simply have to choose and carry on down the path I picked.

Comments 2

  1. Purple Library Guy wrote:

    On intuition and coin-flipping. For that sort of decision, I’ll often start by flipping a coin, or rolling a die for multiple choice. If I find the result really bothers me, I consider my intuition doesn’t want that choice and I go with the other one (or roll again with that option removed).

    Posted 21 Jul 2011 at 10:54 pm
  2. HeadTale wrote:

    Good point. I think intuition can often be extremely undervalued as a legitimate factor in decision-making processes.

    Posted 23 Jul 2011 at 7:22 am
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