You may think that people are successful in life because they have money, talent, or beauty. But in fact, the secret of any person’s success lies in their knowledge of how to make the right decision. Proof of this is that thousands of rich, beautiful and talented people fail every day because of their wrong choices. One of the best examples is Bernie Madoff, who once had billions of dollars and lived like a king but is now in prison. This is a bad example, but it emphasizes that unwillingness to think and analyze situations can lead to serious problems. Ironically, learning how to make the right decisions is pretty easy.
Some people actually learn this skill. By observing how their parents, friends, work colleagues, or teachers make the right decisions. And if they have the opportunity to connect with people who have learned to apply critical thinking skills, then you can succeed in life. However, those who did not have this opportunity suffer from problems that could easily have been avoided. The secret is to find the best way to make the right decision.
Getting the right information is the key to making the right decisions.
To receive reliable information, you need to read books and articles on the subject of your interest. It is necessary to communicate with people who have had successful experience in this area. Search the Internet, as well as look for other reliable sources of information. You should never take information for truth, and you should not make any assumptions. For example, if your doctor says you have a serious illness. Then you should always check and request information from other professionals. Before making final conclusions about the disease for yourself.
Some doctors may have more knowledge and ability to more accurately define the disease. Because they are more caring, studied at a better university, have more experience and knowledge. They are constantly researching and have the best equipment. Therefore, you should never jump to conclusions. Collect information from several sources and then you can make the right decision.
Analyze the information and ask more questions
Asking additional questions and looking for answers can really help you make the right choice. Collecting all the information provides you with a foundation. And then you just need to think it over so that you can make a final decision. To get it right, you need to ask questions that start with the words: who, what, where, why, when, and how. You will probably already have answers to many of them. But further investigation will make sure you haven’t missed anything. Sometimes this is the last thing you need to make the right decision.
For example, you may have forgotten to talk to people who have already seen the doctor who diagnosed you. This is an important point, but it can be challenging because you will need to find these people and connect with them. Alternatively, you can find information and feedback on the issue of interest to you on the Internet and on the forums. Here people often share their experiences and feedback. And only after you have learned all this, and made sure that the sources of information are reliable, you can draw more accurate conclusions.
How to make the right decision?
1. Look for the facts
Make sure you have all the information you need to make a decision. It can be really difficult to draw conclusions if you rely on guesswork or guesswork. So look for facts first.
2. Decide on a deadline
Find out how long you have to make a specific decision. This way you can prioritize the decisions you need to make. You can take the most important conclusions now, leaving others for later. It may even be that accepting the most urgent conclusions will make it easier to accept more important ones that take longer.
3. Put your thoughts down on paper
The next step in making the right decision is to write down your findings. It doesn’t have to be pretty, with graphs and so on. Just write your findings on a piece of paper. You will get a clearer picture of the “picture” if it is written and lies in front of you. Not just in your mind. Plus, you can always come back to your notes later.
4. Make only your own conclusions
Make sure you make your own decision, not a decision someone else wants you to make. If you feel the need to make a certain choice, pause and think, is this really your opinion?
5. Think about the possible risks
Realize the risks of choosing each possible option, and the risks of not choosing it. You cannot completely avoid risk, but you need to make sure that you only risk what you can live with.
6. Listen to your intuition
In some situations, using an emotional decision based on your own intuition can be extremely helpful. Especially when you don’t have a valid “right” or “wrong” judgment.
7. Sleep with these findings
Your brain will continue to reflect on the decision you made, even if you don’t consciously think about it. If possible, give him time to think while you sleep. This will help you make sure your conclusions are correct.
8. Never delay making decisions.
Once you have enough information to make the right and informed decision, do it and move on to the next one. Even a bad decision is usually better than none at all. Because at least you will start moving in a certain direction.
Make the Right Decisions and Improve Your Life
Following all of the above tips can take a long time. But this will allow you to draw more accurate conclusions. Of course, not all tasks can be really serious. But they all contribute to a better quality of your life. Regardless of whether you are making a purchase or deciding how to build your future life. You will always be ahead when you start thinking, analyzing, asking questions and researching. Too many people refuse to think and analyze. Allowing others to manipulate them. But that was never a good idea. This is your life and you have the right to live it your best. Now you know how to do it. If you follow the rules outlined in this article, life will be much better for you.