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Decide and Conquer: The Ultimate Guide for Improving Your Decision Making, Second Edition by Stephen P. Robbins

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30. Clear Goals and Preferences Make Choosing a Lot Easier

If you don’t know where you’re going, every road will get you nowhere.

—H. Kissinger

Dee Moore was proud of her newfound decision-making skills and so was her husband. For instance, when at a restaurant, Dee no longer drove everyone around her nuts spending 15 minutes or more trying to make up her mind on what she was going to eat. Dee attributes her new ability for making faster decisions to focusing on goals. “I know it sounds silly,” Dee commented, “but I realized my problem was that I went into restaurants with no preconceived idea of what I wanted to eat. So I felt I had to carefully scrutinize everything on the menu.” The new, goal-oriented Dee described her revised approach to ...

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