From  Farnham Street (an excellent blog all about decision making, based on the work of Warren Buffett), they bring us a snippet of Brian Tracey’s Get Smart, which talks heavily about how we come to a decision. They sum it up into 3 key points:

  1. Long-Time Perspective Versus Short-Time Perspective
  2. Slow Thinking
  3. Informed Thinking Versus Uninformed Thinking

I recommend giving the entire article a read, the way they expand on those points is excellent. Three steps, sounds pretty basic, right? Well, most difficult things are.