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Minimizing Regret when Making Decisions

The prospect of making decisions can be hard, especially when you have to make them one after the other. The frequency of the decisions you make does not reduce the gravity of how each one affects other things and impacts a variety of consequences.

People who see making decisions as a life-threatening dilemma may then be extremely overwhelmed by this task.

In order to assist you in simplifying the process of making decisions, some useful guidelines for daily choices are listed below.
 
1.      Plan the choices that you’re set to make. Evaluate the decisions that are required of you to make by studying the specifics. Doing this will help you see the trajectory of the effects your decision can make once it has been made.
 
2.      Consider the benefits and detriments your decision can have. This cost-benefit analysis has always been an excellent way of helping you determine whether a decision is worth making.
 
This is because listing these benefits and detriments will make the evidence much more material as you make the choice of picking one side over another. In deciding which option to choose, give priority to those benefits that matter to you.

  • Remember: the quality of the benefits or detriments is overwhelmingly more important than just how much benefits or detriments outweigh each other.

For instance, if earning income is a priority, an income-generating opportunity as a benefit will outweigh most of the other detriments you’ll list.
 
3.      Study the information required to make a decision. An informed choice is possible by researching and soliciting the advice of other people.
 
4.      Take into consideration what you want to get out of the decision you make. Weigh each benefit and detriment according to how they contribute to the motive behind making decisions. In making decisions, it is also important to take into consideration long-term versus short-term benefits.
  • However, if you are reluctant because you are afraid of certain things, you must always take into consideration the benefits you can derive by overcoming what you are afraid of.

5.      Making decisions should be within a timeframe. Do not dillydally with the choice you have to make, even if the gravity of the decision makes it all the more tempting. A target date for making decisions will force you to resist the delay.
 
6.      Consider the context within which the choice is happening. Does the decision have a monumental or a minute impact on everything else in your life? If its impact is considerably minute, you shouldn’t waste too much time. However, an important decision will need more reflection, especially as to how it will change your life.
  •  Looking at choices based on whether it is good for the short run or the long run will help you evaluate just how big an impact this decision can have on life.
7.      Understand that decisions are made in specific contexts. While there are hard choices that are irreversible, you’ll be surprised that you might have to make that decision again. Do not make a fuss about a decision once it’s been made.
  • There are decisions that impact only present events. In the future, it is possible that what you choose to do now may be changed and reverted, depending on where you are in your life.
The guidelines listed here can help ensure that making decisions that need not be an absolute stress. In the process, making decisions begins to become a means through which you are able to gain greater control over your own life.
 
Take each opportunity you have to be making decisions that can affect your life.
 
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the above has empored me on a simple fact;THE ABILITY TO DECIDE MAKES U TAKE CONTROL OF UR LIFE AND WHERE U WANT TO GO AS OPPOESD TO FOLLOWING UR LIFE
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