Are you facing an important decision? (And who isn’t?) If you’re feeling stuck, consider Chip Heath & Dan Heath’s smart advice in Decisivie: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work:
1. Widen your options. How can you expand your set of choices?
2. Reality-test your assumptions. How can you get outside your head and collect information that you can trust?
3. Attain distance before deciding. How can you overcome short-term emotion and conflicted feelings to make the best choice?
4. Prepare to be wrong. How can we plan for an uncertain future so that we give our decisions the best chance to succeed?
(I’d add number five: talk to a trusted advisor about any of the above!)