As much as we like to think we are rational beings with sound judgment and being reasonable, very often we make irrational choices and poor decisions because of various biases that are hard-wired into our subconscious.
Failing to recognise such errors leads to fault reasoning and distorted judgments and ultimately affect our work performance, personal or professional relationships.
How often do you find yourself overwhelmed with your decisions in uncertain situations?
Uncertainty influences our personal and professional decision making where we are forced to make decisions involving risk. Amid crisis, it can be tempting to think of only the ‘here and now,’ and not long-term.
How often do you fail to judge your own capacity to risk and what comfort zones are limiting you?
Rethink your risk-taking capability.
Know your pros and cons
How you make tough choices often shapes your workplace decision-making culture. Blindly following your perception of what’s right or wrong can lead to poor or faulty decision-making and sometimes to decision avoidance.
Feedback need not be always intimidating, negative, demoralising or disheartening. When done in the right way and with right intention, it paves way for personal improvement, problem-solving and change. Here is how to give corrective feedback.
Are you stuck with your conflicting attitudes and beliefs? Conflicting cognition can be mentally exhausting and anxiety-inducing which most of us tend to ignore. Resolving it creates clarity in our decision-making.
How often do you make decisions based on fear that make you go down the slow, comfortable road that stunts your progress where you can’t make changes for growth and improvement.
Some strategies to avoid fear-based decisions.
Are your inadequate thinking habits the reason for your inability to put things right or solve certain difficult problems or situations? What is your preferred way of thinking-is it problem-oriented or solution-oriented?
There is a very fine line between influence and manipulation. What can you do to more consistently use influence in your efforts to persuade others?
Constant decision-making leads to decreased self-control, decision avoidance and less accuracy in making right choices. Explore these simple changes you can make towards achieving a simple and more organised lifestyle to overcome decision fatigue.
“Too often we … enjoy the comfort of opinions without the discomfort of thought.”– J.F.Kennedy Each one of us perceive and understand the problems, events and circumstances of our lives in different ways based on our thoughts, beliefs and habitual behaviours that we cultivate on a daily basis. How we think affects everything from our… Continue reading
Sometimes we get so caught up in the details of life, we fail to recognise incongruence between what we claim to value and the actions we take.
How do your lchoices represent your primary life values?
Managing themselves well is what made History’s great achievers. When it comes to living the life of your dreams or achieving your goals, it is important that you set the direction for your life and make your decisions rather than constantly being impacted by external influences. There are various opinions, voices and messages trying to… Continue reading
“We make assumptions, and believe we are right about the assumptions; then we defend our assumptions and try to make someone else wrong.”- Don Miguel Ruiz In today’s world, we are always under pressure to act now, rather than spend time reasoning things through and thinking about the true facts. We are often influenced and… Continue reading
“There is nothing like success to blind one to the possibility of failure.” – Roger Lowenstein Every day we hold onto certain kind of expectations about ourselves, others and about our circumstances. These expectations we hold about ourselves directly influence our attitudes, decisions, behaviours, perspectives, as well as interactions with others. To succeed in our… Continue reading
How much do you think you are in control of your inner leadership ability?
Stop letting your negative thoughts work against and sabotage your efforts.