How To Become A Better Decision Maker

We are constantly faced with different decisions. The key to making the right ones is to know a thing or two about them. These articles will give you a helping hand by letting you in on three of them!

Why We Experience Decision Fatigue

By Man Repeller

“Four years ago, I read a profile of President Barack Obama in which he explained that he only wears gray or blue suits. Why? “I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing…you need to routinize yourself.” He couched his rationale with research by social psychologist Roy F. Baumeister on decision fatigue — a phenomenon which illustrates that the more decisions we have to make throughout the day, the harder it becomes for our brains to make them.”

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Let’s Talk Satisficers And Maximizers

By Chapter Friday

“Ever heard of the paradox of choice? It’s a worldwide best seller of Barry Schwartz, who did a very interesting TEDtalk on this subject, which has been streamed by millions. Schwartz demonstrates that having too many things to choose from, leads to feeling bewildered and less satisfied even after taking a decision.

‘I believe we make the most of our freedoms by learning to make good choices about the things that matter, while at the same time unburdening ourselves from too much concern about the things that don’t.’ – Barry Schartz

Barry Schwartz is a Professor of Social Theory and Social Action at Swarthmore College and he claims there are two types of decision makers: the maximizers and the satisficers.”

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The Magic Of Making A Decision: Why Making One Really Can Change Everything

By Darling Magazine

Is this dress flattering? Can I pull off this color? Would I look foolish if I tried something new?

While innocent enough, little question marks invite messages of self-doubt to creep in. Tiny inquiries cause us to pause for only a second as we measure ourselves against an ideal we hold in our heads, whether it’s a standard of beauty, of intellect or of character. Second-guessing ourselves on the small things can give way to lurking self-doubt on larger issues: Am I capable? Am I valuable?

Yet, there’s a simple trick you can master – one that can spark inspiration and confidence. Decide.”

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