Most of my clients and friends are ‘decision workers’ paid to reach actionable decisions quickly. Very quickly. The average adult time to think before making a decision is less than 6 seconds. Often the faster the decision the greater the kudos!
Try this simple technique to probe below the surface and deepen your thinking for critical personal decisions:
Ask yourself ‘Why’ at least 6 times in a row…Your brain may try to duck out earlier, but keep going until you reach the end for a better quality of understanding.
Why am I staying in a job I don’t like? To earn money
Why? So I can enjoy great holidays
Why? So my life has more fun in it
Why? Because I hate the job
Why? Because I feel trapped and don’t know how to get out
Why? Because I haven’t developed a Plan B – OK now I have an action to move forward with.
In the past week I’ve had 3 consultations where asking ‘Six Whys’ is helpful :
Why am I afraid to take VR?
Why am I avoiding networking with old colleagues for a job?
Why can’t I apply for that promotion?