Tough decisions are, well, tough. What makes them especially tough is when the two choices seem to be even. This NPR article details what to do when faced with a tough decision, when and how to trust your gut, and how to implement a decision once you’ve decided what to do.
This New York Times article is called “How to Make Tough Decisions Easier.” It’s an interesting read, and we recommend it for anyone who is facing a difficult decision.
Key takeaways include:
- Realizing that F.O.B.O (fear of better options)is what is causing indecision. While F.O.B.O can sometimes lead to good decisions, it often makes decision makers less satisfied with what they chose.
- Strategies to define your M.F.D (the minimum outcome you are wiling to accept). With the M.F.D., you think strategically about the future, while focusing on the upside, not the downside.