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Ecaterina Sanalatii

Consultant, MooD International


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What is the key to smarter decisions?

My question to the TED community is what is the key to smarter decisions?

As individuals, how can we make smarter decisions in everyday life?
How is this different in business decision making?
Can we help others make a better decision or should this be done out of own will?


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  • Oct 7 2012: The key to better decisions is clear thinking. Your quality of your thinking determines the quality of your decisions and choices. Thinking is the hardest discipline of all of specially today. We are surrounded with so many distractions today, people cant stop being bombarding they minds with sensory input.

    These best way to practice for clear thinking is to practice solitude. Sit in solitude for about 30-60 mins with no distraction. ( No books, tv, computer etc, No distractions ) The first few times takes tremendous amount of discipline. After about 25-26 mins your mind goes clear and any problem you have been working on, the solution just pops into. your mind. Its almost like a miracle, when you practice solitude you super-conscious mind and intuition. Every body who practices will tell you its incredible.
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      Oct 7 2012: i dont think it is helpful .while many times we should make a dicision quikcly ,how can we find a solitude .when we find it is out of time .you know sometimes we should make quick decision ,

      or what of there is not a solitude ,shouldnt we make adecison .with the development of the society
      we should make may dicisions if we all d like what you said .hoe much time should we use .

      also i dont think it will be much better dision out of that ,
    • Oct 8 2012: I think this answer will have merit only to those who are initially comfortable with who they are and being alone with that person.
      A person who's distractions come from within (Depression, ADHD etc.) would only become more concerned with the ramifications of each decision to be made and it's infinate outcomes. This would then cause them increasing doubt in their ability to make any decisions. I have attempted this method and have found no solice in the approach, if anything it raised more questions the longer i attempted it.

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