#58. Some 'How-To' Tips on Making Decisions

Fri Sep 22 2017 (22:20)

Life is FULL of tough decisions, but some of us get stuck in the trap of indecisiveness. While many of us want to be rational and thought-out in our decision making, perhaps it isn't always our best option.

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In this podcast I'm running through some of the research around decision-making, and also getting a little grounded by some philosophical points.

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Specifically this ep covers:

  • How we're bad at predicting how Good or Meh something will make us feel in the future
  • Dan Gilbert's research on how on how "keeping options open" may not be our so useful
  • How more options isn't necessarily better for us
  • The power of Surrogation
  • & 3 Simple Tips to Keep You Focused in Your Decision Making

If you'd like to watch the TED talks I mention, here are the links:

Dan Gilbert's: https://www.ted.com/speakers/dan_gilbert

Ruth Chang: https://www.ted.com/talks/ruth_chang_how_to_make_hard_choices

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