Before you get bogged down analyzing the factors involved in your decision, it's important to figure out what you really REALLY want. Because the moment you determine that, everything becomes a bit less confusing.
This is the step where I help you generate new options you many not have considered before. The most common mistake during decision making is a narrow mental framework.
As you try to peer into the future, learning about “base rates” can help. Base rates are statistical probabilities that help you predict the likelihood of various future outcomes.
Examining linked decisions protects you from creating unanticipated regrets.
What options will open or close for seemingly unrelated future decisions as a result of the decision option you choose right now?
Look at how things could go wrong, and create a plan B before you need it. Decide in advance how you will deal with a decision that proves to be the wrong one. This process helps you to recognize that some options are less risky than they originally appeared once you consider Plan B methods for handling unknown outcomes.
You’ll feel less stressed when you set aside time to process all your thoughts and mixed emotions. I’m already rooting for you to succeed, but I’d love to come along side you and offer some support. I’ll bring the best of my knowledge, insights, and systems to guide you toward well-being and happiness as you design your future, one decision at a time.
Would you like me to guide you through a systematic process for thinking about your options? Then get in touch. Schedule a free 30-minute phone consultation about the decision you've been wrestling with.
Dr. Todd Snyder
Psychologist | Career Decision Coach