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[…]

Decision Timing: The “HOWTO” for proactive decision making

The quote “A goal without a plan is just a wish!” attributed to the French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, beautifully characterizes our attitude and relation to goals and proactive decision making in many instances. It is one thing to formulate and deal with decisions and goals more in the form of a wish, and another, Read more about Decision Timing: The “HOWTO” for proactive decision making[…]

Decision Timing: Five Conceptual Leaps that lead to more Creative Decision Making

Creativity involves the use of imagination or original ideas to create something new or worthwhile. Associating creativity and decision making might represent such an original and worthwhile idea. How to become a better decision maker, be more creative and possibly start a personal (r)evolution is not an obvious one. Many people, when it comes to Read more about Decision Timing: Five Conceptual Leaps that lead to more Creative Decision Making[…]

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”[…]