Making a stronger decision
Think about a decision you are trying to make.
For example, should I apply for that new job or not?
We have put the decision in italic to make it easier.
Think about one side of the decision, for example apply for the job.
Then ask yourself:
- First, what will happen if you do apply for the job?
- Second, what will happen if you don’t apply for the job?
- Third, what won’t happen if you don’t apply for the job?
- Fourth, what won’t happen if you do apply for the job?
The questions can appear quite confusing. They are designed to have you stop and think. For your brain to say ‘hang on…say that again’. They are not the typical questions asked in decision-making. And because of this they can allow us to access better quality information.