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Learn 50 ways to improve yourself with the tips in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Goals and objectives
- Pen and paper
- Analytical skills
Define the problem
Define the problem and consider the criteria. Determine concrete goals and objectives.
Jot pros and cons
Jot down the pros and cons on a piece of paper and evaluate them. Don’t be as influenced by the number of pros or cons on either side of the list as you are by their merits.
Question common sense assumptions. Once you’ve analyzed these, go with your decision and don’t second guess yourself.
Keep a decision journal
Maintain a decision journal, keeping track of how you make decisions, their outcomes, and how fast you made the decisions. Review and refine your process.
Consider a third option
Consider a third option if the perceived two are unacceptable. Encourage input, take your time, and reflect on another option no one has contemplated.
Separate fact from fiction and emotion from rationality. Consider everything but be practical.
Rely on gut
Rely on your gut when sorting out information is difficult. Your intuition is often accurate and over-thinking can muddle the process if apply logic exclusively.
Reflect on what they will recall
Envision how you will be thought of after you’ve gone, based on the decisions you’ve made. Most of us want to be known as fair, so see yourself and your responsibilities to others as they might.