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Better Decision Making!

Updated on December 25, 2016

* What are the three best decisions of your life?

* What are the three worst decisions of your life?

* "Worst"decision are either "Heart" or "Head" either only logical left brain or only emotional right


* Better ones are both heart and head based ie. whole brain decisions.

* There can never be best deciosions,because all decisions can be improved upon.There can be,therefore,

only better decisions.

* Those decisions are taken always peacefully and never in a hurry.

* Sometimes,not taking a decision or postponing a decision in life is one of the better decisions!

Formula for better decisions:K.N.O.T.S.


First gather all the knowledge,facts and opinions about the decision to be taken.Then go through the following steps:

Needs vs. wants:

^ Needs of food,water and physiological functions.

^ Needs of clothing and shelter.

^ Needs of sex, love and belongingness.

^ Needs of esteem and prestige.

^ Needs of self-actualization.

^ Needs of self-transcendence.

@ Fullfilling your needs is a must for your survival.You never regret finally having fulfilled them

@Fulfilling your wants does not fulfill your basic needs.In the longer run,you always regret having

neglected your needs for your wants.

E.g...Buying a shirt is your "need"-decision.However,buying a very costly shirt just to impress others at

the cost of disturbing your family budget is mere"want"-decision that will hurt badly ultimately.

@Ask yourself "Do I really honestly need it?

Options available:

@ Always look for any other alternatives available to you.

@ Ask your friends or family or advisors.

@ Always remember you always have in life more than one right answer for every problem.

Thinking it through:

For every option,consider the "Costs vs. Benefits" with emotional weightage given to each point.

Sixth sense:

Always believe your sixth sense before taking an important decision.In the end ,ask your intuition for the final correct answer or do the "coin-flip" test.

Finally add up the cost of decision.

Is it "Above the waterline or "Below the waterline"?

Decisions yours


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    • Cleanclover profile image

      Cleanclover 7 years ago from Piece of land!

      Thank you Kimberly. :-)

    • Kimberly Bunch profile image

      Kimberly Bunch 7 years ago from EAST WENATCHEE

      Good points.