For important decisions: 4 methods of deep reflection

Often we make decisions in a hurry and not quite consciously. However, this does not allow us to calculate the risks and take into account the consequences. We are talking about methods of reflection that will help you delve deeper into a difficult problem.

For important decisions: 4 methods of deep reflection

Do not hurry

Deep reflection takes time. Thoroughly thinking about an idea is almost impossible under tight deadlines. There is no universal recipe here: some can sit and think for hours, while others are not ready to devote more than 15 minutes to this.

The next time you need to make a decision, try to determine the time from identifying the problem to finally solving it. Consider the entire period, not just the active reflection period. This knowledge will allow you to determine the time frame for making decisions in the future.

But it is not necessary to include time for reflection in the daily routine. Sometimes it is more useful to walk alone with your thoughts than to ponder the problem within four walls.

Take an interest in the opinions of others

Before making a decision, you can ask for advice from three people who are aware of the situation. Do their conclusions match yours? What do they disagree with? What can influence your decision?

Don’t meditate alone. The more additional points of view, the better we become at this.

Write and reflect

It is most effective to think while doing something else at the same time. You can draw, write notes, or move your pen across the paper – it makes us think deeper and clearer.

Having a conversation with someone can also have a positive effect on the quality of your thinking. Reflection in a vacuum is not the best way to make important decisions.

Think ahead

We often analyze the problem, trying to figure out exactly what went wrong. However, the consequences of decisions cannot be changed.

Use the premortem strategy: think through all possible scenarios before making a final decision. This approach takes more time in the beginning, but saves it in the end.

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