We’ve all faced dilemmas like the following:
- Go out for the evening or stay home and watch a movie
- Buy something now or wait until it goes on sale
- Read Borden’s Blather or the IRS Tax Code
I know, the last one is obvious. You keep a copy of the tax code on your nightstand for that exact reason.
But for those tougher choices, Dan Pink uses a simple decision-making tool.
This approach recognizes that we are good at solving problems, except our own. When we confront our own issues, we are too immersed in the details.
We need to step back and see the big picture.
The solution is nine simple words, in the form of a question:
What would you tell your best friend to do?
So go ahead and give it a try.
Tell your best friend to read the past seven years of Borden’s Blather.
It’s a sure way to ensure the two of you will never speak again…
*image from Borden’s Blather