The other day I caught myself spiraling down a decision-making black hole.
It was nothing serious, but I felt a bit silly when I realized I had just spent more than 40 minutes researching rental cars in the UK online, trying to make a choice between different companies and various vehicles for my visit this summer.
Does that ever happen to you? Do you sometimes get lost in the details while weighing your options and making a mental list of pros and cons?
When I stopped myself in the midst of my rental car spiral, I reminded myself that I didn’t need to make THE BEST DECISION OF ALL TIME.
All I needed was to make a decent decision and move on. My time and energy would be better focused on something more important.
So, what did I do?
I quickly made two reservations for two different vehicles with two separate companies. I decided that once I knew exactly how much luggage my wife and I would be taking to the UK, I would make a final choice and cancel the other reservation.
That was my decent decision. It was good enough for now.
How good are you at making choices? How often do you agonize over a decision or worry about a choice you already made?
In this week’s video I serve up a somewhat radical view of decision making.
Plus, I offer some practical approaches to help you get better at making decisions and feel better about the choices you do make.
Sometimes we feel we have too many choices. Or we feel the weight of the world pressing down on us because we feel we need to make a VERY IMPORTANT decision.
The goal of today’s video is to bring you some relief. And if you watch until the end, it should all make sense.