8 Traps to Avoid When Making Fact Based Decisions

People often trust their instincts when making decisions. It is possible that you have heard of successful leaders who have great gut instincts. Don’t be misled by this broad statement. Even though it is skilled, the gut can lead to poor decisions even for the most experienced of us.

There’s a fact-based approach to making decisions that’s been proven to work by the science of quality management. This science has been used by industry leaders around the world for over 100 years to achieve their goals. The science shows that being open to this approach and applying it to your actions increases the likelihood of reaching a desired, long-term result. It has been tried and tested. Based on their industry knowledge, leaders around the world recognize and avoid traps that may easily prevent decision-making at any level.

You can fall prey to the same mistakes that could cause you to lose your ability and focus on fact-based decisions.  Here’s what to watch for as you strive to make fact-based decisions:

Trap 1 – The Feelgood Faker

When it comes to making decisions, many people feel driven by their emotions. Human nature is to want to be happy and move towards things we like.  Accept discomfort in making decisions. Some of the best decisions may require you to make changes, be flexible, sacrifice something, do more than you anticipated, wait for gratification and so on.

Trap 2:  The Time Trickster

Procrastination and a feeling of urgency can lead to emotionally motivated decisions. It is more common to make gut-related decisions when you are quick. The quickest and most efficient solution may not be the best. You can take a deep breath, relax and continue the process without procrastinating. Don’t delay unnecessarily. You will find it more difficult to understand and identify facts the farther you are away from an incident or decision opportunity. 

Trap 3: Blind Corner Smash

It is essential to know the distinction between objective and subjective information before you make fact-based decisions.  Obvious information is true. Even if you wanted to, it is impossible to alter. It is as it is. Individuals drive subjective information. In other words, it’s made up of opinions, emotions, wishes, dreams, preferences, and such. Your own YouSubjective information can mean anything, so it’s up to you what it is. The trick is understanding that you don’t own anyone else’s.

“You cannot make progress without making decisions.” – Jim Rohn

Trap 4: Power Sucker

You can make decisions when you are clear about the objective facts and subjective factors that you have the power to alter. Making decisions based upon subjective information you can’t control can quickly deprive your extraordinary power of creating the desired outcome. Please enter your email address envision.

Trap 5 – The Blind Spot Blinder

The most difficult thing about blind spots is to recognize them. They can leave us wondering why our “excellent decision” turned out to be the opposite. Proactively seek to identify potential blind spots when making decisions — this often calls for courage, humility, and a growth mindset.

Trap 6: Widespread Net Debacle

All of us want to and must discuss important decisions together. Be sure to take the time to consider WhoYou will get their advice. Leaders who are great at taking responsibility for their decisions will seek out advice and input.

Trap 7: Root Cause Wrecker

Understanding the root cause or reason is difficult WhyA decision you have to make can sabotage your thoughts. Take the time to ensure that the decision/options you’re considering will address the root cause involved.

Trap 8: Horizon Blocker

Be mindful not to focus too much on the immediate future when making decisions. Look to the horizon, consider what you’re building, and keep your eye there.  Contrary to what you might think, there is no such thing as a boring life. It is notIt is not a procedure, but rather an act. ProductThis Please enter your email addressWe can design and build according to your specifications. There are many proven methods and concepts in quality management.  While you can be specific and general, it is important to focus on a result that gives meaning. Please enter your email addressIt is crucial to keep this in mind whenever making important decisions.

Emotions and gut reactions play a significant role in making decisions. Hopefully, our gut doesn’t let us down when it comes to our immediate personal safety or other scenarios that leave us with nothing to rely on but our instincts. However, don’t let your gut fool you, or get trapped by blindly believing that your instincts are always right. It would make the world a better place if our guts were always right.

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