Tag: “Decision Making”

Getting Things Done - GTD

The power of capture

The Power of Capture

One of the fundamental principles on which the Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology is based on — in order to achieve an effective life with the least amount of stress — is the need to keep a clear head.

Personal Productivity

Exploration exploitation dilemma

The Exploration-Exploitation Dilemma

Imagine that after a crazy urge to gamble all your life savings you enter into a casino. You have in front of you a line of slot machines. To be capable of becoming a millionaire you should play the one that has the highest probability of winning, but obviously, you don’t know which one is the right one. So you need to try all of them an indefinite number of times to determine which one’s better. If you play too much in each slot you can end up wasting all your money in losing machines. If you decide to stay in one that seems the one after a few tries, but it isn’t, you’ll end up losing all your money to it.

Getting Things Done - GTD

Jumping to conclusions

Jumping to Conclusions

Jumping to conclusions is a cognitive distortion that occurs when we make a decision, or we judge something without having all the facts that are necessary. It is something extremely common, and you might just find yourself doing it on a daily basis. It happens because we aren’t capable of actually distinguishing what we see from what we are taking for granted.

Getting Things Done - GTD


Commit to Make Decisions

Making decisions without having a real commitment with them is one of people’s main causes of frustration. It’s something that many people do regularly, and one of the most clear examples is when dealing with the famous New Year’s resolutions.

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