Do not miss out the first part.
They find it much easier to see pros and cons visually. So when deciding which new car ‘wins’, write a time-limited brainstorm.
Setting yourself just 10 minutes of writing down the essential ‘fors’ and ’against’ will focus your mind and lead to a better decision.
Road-Test Your Rationale
With bigger decisions, like whether to buy a house that you love, has money-pit potential. It’s good to combine instinct with some nuts-and-bolts back-up .
This has big consequences and it’s likely to be something you’ve done too many times before. Because it’s unfamiliar, it’s likely your instinct won’t be a good guide.
If it feels like somewhere you’ll be happy, test out your intuition with a practical steps. It maybe drawing up a list of which features matter most to you. No matter whether it ticks enough most to you. Or it ticks enough practical as well as emotional.
The Two-Minute Face Saver
The snap decision we often get wrong is what kind of ‘advice’ to let tumble from our unzipped lips. So take the two-minute offence test.
A colleague presenting a flawed project, or a friend wearing a fright of an outfit. You will find it there’s a good test of whether it’s right to chime in with device .
If you feel your sentence should start with,’ I know I shouldn’t say this, but..’ then your gut is telling you to keep shut. So do.
Fake Complete Confidence
Knowing how to use your instincts at work means understanding the kind of person you are.
Are you letting worry get in the way? Optimists will just give something a go and assume it’ll be all right. Pessimists think being right is more important then the outcome.
We tend to think getting something absolutely right is more important than it really is. So in a meeting or when directing stuff, it’s often more important to simply take a decision and work with it than foster an atmosphere of uncertainty where no one can get on.
If you trust instincts, so will they.
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