When the stakes of a decision are high, slowing down becomes more important

Date created: 2022-06-21

While it often feels important to come to a quick decision, if you are able to slow down you can review the decision (which reasons are compelling, why? who will be affected?) and Ask for help. Both will help you make a better decision in the end.

You won’t be judged on how quickly you decide; you will be judged by the consequences of your decision that appear in the hours, days, weeks, months, and years after you decide.

He also mentions that a good sign that you have arrived at a decision is that you can explain your reasoning to others and that they accept that reasoning. It’s a version of the Feynman technique.