How To Make A Good Decision

The Art Of Decision Making

I’m not a good decision maker.

Actually I’m not a confident or fast decision maker. I hesitate. I ponder. I vacillate.

When I look back, most of my big decisions have been easy, and excellent. Marrying Craig. Leaving corporate life. Eschewing reality TV.

For medium-sized choices, however, I’ve often felt as though I may as well toss a coin for all the clarity I have around what I should do. And I do mean should.

My internal dialogue generally goes along these riveting lines:

Me: I should do this.

Me: Or maybe I should do that.

Me: True, but this should seems more imperative.

Me: Yes but that should also has some good points…

Until recently.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve detected a strange sensation when considering options.

Butterflies. Little, fluttery tremors in my tummy.

I think to myself, I could do this, or I could do — ooh!


I’ve always been a live-in-my-head, super-conscientious over-analyzer, so the sudden awareness of visceral decision-making aids has surprised me.

At first I thought it might be hunger. Or illness. But neither chocolate nor medication has stilled the flutterings.

Just today I scheduled my 14 Days To An Organized Closet* program to begin on Saturday December 1, so that I could spend November on a personal project.

Why? Butterflies.

Now I haven’t made enough of these butterfly-driven decisions to know if Lepidoptera are reliable advisers. But I’m fascinated to find out if they are.

What do you think?

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How Do You Make Decisions?

Do you analyze choices? Write up pros-and-cons lists?

Or do you trust your gut? In which case, how does your gut communicate with you?

I’d love to know how you make good choices.

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