We make decisions every day, some very important and others less so. They range from what to have for lunch or how to spend your weekend to leaving your job or having a child. It’s surprising, then, how little attention we pay to one of decision-making’s biggest variables: our own emotions.
We may not notice it at the time, but how we feel has a big impact on the decisions we make. So, how do we find a level of personal consistency, where we never look back and cringe at our choices? The key is to develop our powers of objective decision-making.
Like any piece of seemingly simple advice, this is easier said than done. Consistently making non-emotional and rational choices takes a lot of practice and self-reflection. It will be worth it however, as harnessing the power of objective decision-making can have huge positive effects.
This story originally appeared on NetCredit.