Decisions, Decisions, Decisions (+ How to Make ‘Em)

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Today I want to talk to you about… decision making.

Whether it’s deciding what flavour of ice cream you want to what you want to study at college or uni to deciding whether or not you want to leave your job or partner – decision making is really bloody hard!

Part of my wonders whether introverts in particular struggle with decision making, particularly those who are a ‘P’ or Perceiving type if you are familiar with the MBTI.

Perceiving typed in particular like to keep their options open, allowing for spontaneity and last minute changes of heart. Naturally, decision making is even less fun for these folk.

I’m a J, or a Judging type so I’m less averse to decision making itself. In fact, the sooner I can make a decision the better. BUT that doesn’t make the process any easier. My issue – and I’m sure many of you can relate – is feeling a pre-emptive fear of regret. What if I make the wrong decision? This is where the over thinking, over analysing mind kicks in.

So regardless of whether you’re a go-with-the-flow P type or an overanalysing J type – I think we can all agree that making decisions is a tricksy thing.

Of course, I won’t just leave it at that: decision making is hard. Catch you next week!

No, I have done some work for you to try and find a way we can make the decision making process somewhat less painful, and that’s what I’ll be sharing with you today.

Most of the following is content I’ve adapted from my book, The Creative Introvert, How to Build a Business You Love on your Terms – but as always, I’ll be adding in extra juice you won’t find in the book, and of course the book has lots of stuff you won’t find here.

 

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Here are some of the links I mentioned:

Fear Setting explained by Tim Ferriss

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Jess Lively on writing to your intuition

 

Terry Pratchett Quote

 

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