Time for Realism in Decision Making, Optimism & Happiness

There is an in-built mechanism called optimism and overconfidence that lets people believe that they are better, more beautiful, kinder, more intelligent and more skillful than they actually are. While initially comforting for most of us, it is a poor recipe to change things for the better and to realistically improve human decision making in Read more about Time for Realism in Decision Making, Optimism & Happiness[…]

An Integrated Model for Motivation and Self-efficacy in Decision Making (ME-DM) – Short Version

Author: Felix Schürholz, DecisionTiming.com Published Online: March 16, 2018 Felix Schürholz Decision Coach Abstract: Presentation of an integrated model for motivation and self-efficacy in decision making (ME-DM) applying a dual process theory mindset The (ME-DM) model contends that a nonmonotonic and discontinuous function best represents the relationship of “motivation and self-efficacy in decision making”. It Read more about An Integrated Model for Motivation and Self-efficacy in Decision Making (ME-DM) – Short Version[…]

Ideal Time of Day for Decision-Making (Applying Decision Effectiveness)

Author: Felix Schürholz, DecisionTiming.com Published Online: November 20, 2017 Are we larks, owls or something else when it comes to decision making? In nature we can observe that Circadian rhythms are ubiquitous in many organisms. These rhythms are fairly stable and appear to control many behavioral and biological variables. Animals that are experimentally subjected to schedules differing Read more about Ideal Time of Day for Decision-Making (Applying Decision Effectiveness)[…]

How to make time for “Decision Timing”

Some people might wonder how they can make time for “Decision Timing” when time is such a precious resource for them. One very practical and promising way is to buy time. A team from Harvard Business School with colleagues from Canada and The Netherlands found that buying time promotes happiness and protects people from the Read more about How to make time for “Decision Timing”[…]

How to overcome procrastination with “Self-Continuity” AND “Self-Improvement”

When we have to choose between a short term or long term benefit one factor appears to dominate our decision, namely how we relate to our future self. Are we able to see ourselves as this future self that is going to benefit from this long term choice or is this future self rather a Read more about How to overcome procrastination with “Self-Continuity” AND “Self-Improvement”[…]

Simple Tricks to improve your Sports Performance and Decision Making (1): Choose YOUR optimal time of day (Decision Timing)

Decision making is a skill that we find at the core of every activity that we perform, taking sports as an example. By looking at the quality of that sports performance, we tend to get a pretty accurate indicator for the quality of decision making that produced this performance. In this article, I like to Read more about Simple Tricks to improve your Sports Performance and Decision Making (1): Choose YOUR optimal time of day (Decision Timing)[…]

Decision Timing (Lesson 1): Self-initiated and proactive decision making

Language and concepts are very important and instrumental in the way we think and act in this world! Analyzing our language and its use therefore yields very interesting insights about ourselves and our actions, particularly in the context of decision making. Current state Last week I started this analysis in my German article “Fremdwort “Entscheidungsterminierung” – Read more about Decision Timing (Lesson 1): Self-initiated and proactive decision making[…]