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How do you make decisions in your life?

How do you make most decisions in your life? (Which way towards you lean most?)
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๐Ÿ™ Mental Wellness
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JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
I wait until I have the "when you know you know" feeling.
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
So that's heart! :)
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
I need a third option for "my gut"
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Well, isn't gut technically emotion?
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
"Gut feeling" so fair point it does fall in the emotion category.ย 
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Wolfof7thStreet
Opinionated
+5
AE
I try my best to be logical about my decisions, cost/benefit; pros/cons
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
But is that your go to decision making strategy?
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Wolfof7thStreet
Opinionated
+5
AE
That is a good question honestly, I think that I am inclined to think with my emotions but have found that it doesnt tend to end up well for me. When I started slowing down and making more thoughtful decisions I definitely became more successful
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beerisforclosers
Politicker
+8
Account Manager
I tend to be more analytical, but there have been a few times in my life where I've disregarded the logic for a gut feeling. That emotion* has never failed me.

*Your subconscious brain can process a significantly larger amount of data than your conscious brain, and sometimes I think that 'gut' feeling we attribute to emotions is coming from your subconscious knowing something your conscious brain simply doesn't have the bandwidth to figure out.
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Amazing insight. Many people discount gut feeling no matter how strong it is. Sometimes, just going with it would be the right decision
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
im super impulsive and also super susptect so i pull the trigger half the time
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
That's more like me haha
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
Emotions, but I've been trying to incorporate more logic as I get older lol.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Magic 8 ball helps ๐Ÿ”ฎ
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Hahah

Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
I feel you. The transition is hard though
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
It's a mix of both. Sometimes I'll also jump in without much thought.ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
But what's your default tho? What kind of a person are you? Right brain or left?
Biznasty
Opinionated
+5
Lead Business Development Manager
It really depends on the decisions. Some I can be very impulsive about but others I like to think about it for a few days and then decide. It depends on what mental state I am in at the time and how much bandwidth I have for good decision making.ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Sure, but we all lean one way or the other by default. I personally lean towards emotional decisions but even I sometimes take a step back and think logically. But my default is heart. So what's your default?
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SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Business Development
Logic, to the detriment of my partner. "we can't afford NOT to stay at the 5 star, there is a point bonus for this stay, so yes it "costs" more now, but our next two vacations are going to be all on points!"
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
That's great!
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dialingfordays
Opinionated
+1
SDR
Based on values
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
That's interesting. Can you elaborate?
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dialingfordays
Opinionated
+1
SDR
Figure out in order 5-10 most important things to you and if what you are about to do support those things then go for it. If not, it may not be a good decision.ย 
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crystalbepis
Praised Answer
+3
Sr. SDR
I assess the best and worst possible outcomes of whatever it is and decide whether the potential risk is worth the reward.ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
So more logical
detectivegibbles
Politicker
+8
Territory Rep
Path of least resistance that provides the most mutually beneficial outcome for all parties involved.ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
So that's more logical
detectivegibbles
Politicker
+8
Territory Rep
Thatโ€™s what I voted for ๐Ÿ˜Ž

I think things done via emotion would typically be considered self serving.

โ€I did this because I felt....โ€

Emotion is important, but I think itโ€™s best served for self actions without outcomes than can immediately affect others.ย 
kiraugais
WR Officer
+9
I work on the WR product
Combo of both? 100% depends on the situation ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
That's awesome
Beefany28
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
I almost feel like both lol! Depends on the scenario!ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
I feel you. I deliberately didn't add both as option because I wanted to know what people lean towards more
Beefany28
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
Haha I try to be more logical though tbh!ย 
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The_Honey_Badger
Opinionated
+5
Account Executive
It depends on how much I've had to drink, though.
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
The more you drink, the less logical decisions get XD
swizard
Celebrated Contributor
+9
Sales Evangelist
a lil bit of both. going with only brain - you end up as a robot. relying solely on heart - leads you to being naive. good mix of both does the work IMO
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
No you're right. But I've not included the mix option on purpose. I want to know what do you lean towards mostly?
swizard
Celebrated Contributor
+9
Sales Evangelist
Hard to say tbh. but perhaps mostly the brain plays a decisive role. again it depends on the decision - whether its more necessity purchase or its a ego-booster. whether its a long term buy or rather a quick/cheap thing. if it comes to a car - always lasting and well-finished (but never the new one - it dillutes shit tone of value real quick) if its picking the service provider for the business - perhaps reliability, trust, good references and "liking the sales person" plays major role
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SoftwareSlanginSavage
Good Citizen
+1
Senior Account Manager
ย bit of both really .ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
What's your default go to?
SoftwareSlanginSavage
Good Citizen
+1
Senior Account Manager
I would have to say Brain ...my heart has let me down a few times. How about yours ?
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34fifty
Valued Contributor
+5
Team Lead
I think the poll result is just a reflection of how we think we make our decisions and not how we actually make our decisions! :D
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
That's a way to look at it. Maybe its a poll to see exactly that lol
BigCheese
Arsonist
+8
Agency Recruiter
I do both, but it tends to be the wrong decision either way
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Hahahah
St
SteveT
Good Citizen
Regional Manager
Booze- thats how
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Haha so not brain
HappyGilmore
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
Try to be more logical about most decisions, however (not sure if this is bad) but for something like transitioning from one company to another, usually use emotions when making that decision.
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
No that's good. You are in a sense, becoming a part of a different family and different culture.ย 
cw95
Politicker
+6
Pricing Executive
Apparently, if you are unsure about making a big decision, usually a big YES or NO decision, psychology says to wait until you are dying for the toilet and then make the decision as it makes you suddenly think of the best and worst-case scenario for each. Apparently.ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Haha what. Does it really work? I'm hearing this for the first time
cw95
Politicker
+6
Pricing Executive
I mean, I haven't recorded it myself but that's because at the time I'm probably preoccupied! Apparently, it decreases Impulsive Choices, Google it haha!ย 
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nomdeguerre
Valued Contributor
+5
VP of Channel Partner Sales
All people make decisions based on emotions and then justify them with logical reasoning.
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Well put
Smithy
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
Both
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
But which one is your default?
SheWOLF
Opinionated
+2
Director
Quickly- then solve for "problems" as they come.ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
This works?
SheWOLF
Opinionated
+2
Director
For me, I approach everything with " I can solve this" mindset. Not too many things are detrimental.ย 
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Prizrak
Politicker
+5
Disruptor of worlds
I have never watched MadMen but the main character on there makes decisions like I do apparently. So I'm assuming whiskey is involved.
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
So def not brain haha
Prizrak
Politicker
+5
Disruptor of worlds
Haha. Well... I would argue that I am using a type of logic. Just maybe not the logic others use. Honestly, I'm so eccentric that sometimes my sober logic doesn't make much sense to people either.ย 
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ChicagoCloser1717
Politicker
+7
Account Manager
I feel like a lot of people say they use their brain but use their heart then justify it later like they said it was a logical decision
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Yeah I feel so too. Humans make decisions from heart by default I think. But with practice that can be changed but that really takes a lot of practice
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