Cultivate the Right Perspectives

To be a wise decision maker, you must rise up to perspectives high enough to see the reality of a situation.  Get outside your usual view of the world.  Too often, we get our ego wrapped up in our current / stated view of the world. It becomes emotional for us to give up a part of ourselves. 

To remedy that, give yourself a chance to attain emotional distance.  As the Heath brothers suggest in their book, “Decisive”.  Ask yourself:

  • If I was fired, what would my successor do?
  • What would you advise your best friend to do?

Or, use the 10/10/10 technique, where you ask yourself:

  • How will I feel about this in 10 minutes?
  • How will I feel about this in 10 months?
  • How will I feel about this in 10 years?

Mentally take another perspective:

  • Step up to the mezzanine to see the view from there
  • Fly up 10,000 feet and take in the view from up there.
  • Play your own devil’s advocate

Seek other perspectives from people that you admire, but differ from you.

Be open minded; especially when it is hard and forces you to tap into your courage.

“Courage is the first of human qualities, because it is the one that guarantees the others.”- Winston Churchill

Be very conscious and purposeful about taking multiple perspectives prior to all your important decisions.

Just my opinion.  What do you think?  Let me know in the comments.

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@ChipHeath @DanHeath @HeathBrothers

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