40% - Certainty and how much you care about your decisions

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60% - Certainty

The sixth (6) step of the decision-making process asks you to reflect upon the decision you have made. It is asking you how certain or confident you are about that decision implying that you should do more work if you are not close to 100% certain.

Of course, if you are not that concerned about your decision, then nothing else needs to be done.

If you are concerned and you want to have a high level of confidence about your decision, there are things you can do to improve your level of certainty. Throughout this website, I will add a sentence that says something like one of the following:

  1. If you are not confident that you have made the right decision, I suggest you ...
  2. If you don't have that "Brown chair" feeling about this, may I suggest that you ...

Be aware of the concepts of regular self, true self and false self. (More) Don't let your false self deceive you. [I need to expand on this.]

In the final (6th) step of making a decision, you should ask yourself how confident you are that you followed the process and made the right decision. You shoudl develop a shortcut standard that you ask your self, like is this decision a "10". We call our standard the "brown chair" feeling.

"Brown chair" feeling

My wife Heidi fell in love with a brown chair see saw in a furniture store but decided it was too expensive to buy. It was very expensive. But the desire was great and we talked about it and she bought it and was glad she did. It gave her lasting joy.

From that day on, whenever we were confronted with a decision - not necessarily to buy something expensive - one would ask the other "Does it give you a 'brown chair' kind of feeling?" And if the answer was yes, we did it.

Other people, in a similar situation, might ask "Is it a ten for you?". When this site is yours, edit this section and rewrite it and the phrase so you can use it as your standard when you have to make a decision.

If you have that "brown chair" feeling about something, do it, or don't settle for less.

Use that test when you prioritize your values, interests skills, occupations, etc.

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