Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: How To Prune Your Decision Tree And Get What You Really Want - Matt Prager

Do you get all judgey about your decisions – right, wrong, good, bad, etc? If so, time to toss the judgment and make choices that work for you, and DECISIONS, DECISIONS, DECISIONS will show you how.  Excerpt:

One character of decision-making is that we tend to place judgment on potential outcomes or courses of action, i.e. “good” and “bad” decisions; “right” and “wrong” choices.  Judging decision-making seems to be a natural part of a logical process: we think things through and make a behavior choice – the “best” decision – by coming up with a binary, black-and-white world of right/wrong/good/bad.

But good or bad, right or wrong for what, exactly?  Is it the “right” thing to do or the thing you’re going to do regardless but using “right” to justify your behavior?  Does “good” really mean “easy” and “bad” mean “frightening”?  Is “right” equivalent to “I’m in control” and “wrong” equal to “someone else is in control”?…