How to Decide
Mark McCormack, in his book, What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School (Bantam, 1984), gives some good advice on decision-making. He claims that many times we actually make a decision without realizing it, even as we are still trying to come to grips with it.
His advice: instead of laboring over the pros and cons, flip a coin. Heads you do; tails you don’t. Now how do you feel about the result? He claims you may be surprised to discover that your emotional reaction settles the issue for you – confirms what you consciously know.
Life balance involves making wise choices, and remembering that people are more important than things.
- Stress is added when sleep is subtracted.
- It’s difficult to cram new information into a sleepy brain.
- If you bury your mistakes, they will teach you nothing.