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RandomRant #1: When and how to reconsider your decisions

I am a pretty analytical person. This has some pro’s en con’s. I can come up with some real cool stuff when i think a lot about a subject.

One negative side though is doubting decisions and analysing after you’ve made it.

This can make you decide multiple times within an x period of time. This week i had a meeting set up, canceled, and set up again within the time span of 15 minutes.

It has struck me more times where i get parrylized by the fact that i have to make a decision. A lot of those times the actual choice does not matter that much. Sometimes you gain a little in x and lose a little in y. For example, loose some energy en gain some social status / experience.

So then comes the question: Is analysing your decisions after you’ve made them usefull?

that’s actually a good question. The first thing that comes to my mind is the impact that the decision had. So this must be established first / in the beginning.

If the importance and outcome difference is minimal  than it’s good to just make a decision and stick with it. Brainpower used for minor life events are totally useless.

So after we established that the outcome makes a decent impact and is worthy to think about it’s time to think about the situation. Hereby there are certain factors that are important. For example:

  • Is there new data that needs to be taken into concideration?
  • Did you previously not have enough time to make the decision?

Decisions are almost always made with having incomplete information. Thereby is also important the amount of different variables. They can be 5 but they can also be 100. When you have 100 variables in a certain decision it’s pretty hard to make the decision. So how would one go about doing something like that?

What pops in my head is eliminating the lesser important stuff. Maybe it’s good to select the 3 – 6 most important factors. Than give those factors a weight. Than rank than and do the rank by weight and calculate what the outcome is.

For example, you want to buy a new house. The most important factors you came up with are:

  1. Location
  2. Price
  3. Squere meters
  4. prettyness

Than the price is probably the most important factor.

Than let’s say you scale them 1 to 5 (3 being average – 5 being good). Maybe the size is less important so you only give that on a 1 to 2.

Another way to use a 1 to 5 scale and do that times a numer of importance.

Enough about calculations. That was a way to make the new decision easier. Incase it’s worth it to reconsider a made decision or you have made one.

 

I hope this can help someone out a little. It helps me atleast to write it down and understand the decision making process better.

P.S. In case i come across another method or read about some stuff i’ll update it.

 

Don’t think you know yourself when you have done limited work on yourself.

This is something that i find holds true with myself and definitely with others. Fuck it's hard to get to know yourself.. I'm 25 right now and I have been trying to "improve" myself for like 5 years. I still don't know myself.


It's at times I am writing things down I get to know myself better. When I write down my objections for why I don't do certain stuff I see the patterns and I am able to anticipate on it. That's also the strength of things like self authoring and having weekly reviews.


It would be funny to have an "objections" tab in your weekly review. There you can write down all the funny and creative objections you came up with this week.

Goals

Weird Objection

How To Fix It Next Week

Meet up with person x

Didn't have time

Have it as a hard goal.

Meet up with person x

Didn't feel like it

Have it as a hard goal.

Most people have no idea on how they work on how to move themselves to do stuff.


You do not know yourself until you are able to control yourself.

The evolution of writing and the thought of people becoming dumb

Guideline 1:

To start off. I like to talk about stuff i know or heard of. This has good things and bad things. The good thing is that i can talk a lot. About numerous topics that i’ve heard about or know people in.

The bad is that it might not be 100% accurate all the time. I am totally fine with this. Some people might not be. For those who are not. you are out of luck. Go somewhere else.

 

Let’s get into the story.

It’s always fascinating to see systems evolve. Currently we are super deep into everything with the internet and all the kind of things. This is also super interesting to see the evolving things like global connection but that is for another day.

Today i wanna talk about an old invention that came to light like 600 years ago (Printing press). This revolutionized things. You were able to think about something. And than distribute it to a large number of people.

One really interesting fact about this shift was the fear people had. It’s also interesting that everything brings a fear, good or bad. But that’s also for another time (Dam i gotta write a lot…)

Anyway, the fear that people had with writing stuff was that we would forget a lot. So people thought they would get more dumb cause you were not inclined to remember it. And that is what happened. since than everyone got dumb and the world is going to end. nah nah, that’s just a joke.

So what did happen?

Being able to write things down has a couple of benefits. In this article I am going to write down some of the benefits that it has. A bit for you, mostly for me. The reason behind it is also here.

 

Creating a better mapping system in your head.

 

Okay so your head super complex and stuff. Really something i want to get into now (not). So my understanding of it is that it kinda works like a folder system. With more memories of a certain item the bigger the folder gets and the easier it is to be found. Next to that it is connected with surrounding folders. So having it stored in the right section is highly usefull.

This makes it highly useful to actually write down the mapping structure a certain subject has.

  1. Understandings things better: This will make you more likely to understand a certain subject better. A lot of things are complex. And people are very limited in the amount of ideas and knowledge that they can store in their head.
  2. Having a low brain RAM: You can only store x amount of items in your brain. Altough that might be a lot of things. It’s still limited. I actually read my dyslexia testimonial a couple years back and it said i had a lot brain RAM. I can relate to this statement a bit. I think i am able to think about difficult things but my head gets full really fast, which limits me in a bunch of ways.
  3. Coming up with more things: one side effect thinking about stuff while writing it down is that while you are thinking about the spider web that is that subject is that you

 

Being able to recoup things easier.

 

One of the most obvious benefits of having things writen out is that you can read it again (yo duhhh). So when you forget shit (which happends a lot) you can actually recall upon what your thoughts about it was. Let’s say you get into a discussion a lot about that vegan is bullshit. It’s easy to be able to just pop out your notes with sources and stuff every time you meet a person who thinks that way. You should understand the benefits of that haha.

Sidenote: You do have to recoup on the things that you have actually writen down. One good way is to create a reviewing system for this where you go over certain important information that you have learned.

Cliffnotes: you don’t want to spend hours reading every little detail you ever came across. It’s better to have cliff notes or summaries of the articles you’ve written

 

Being able to distribute it (saving time for yourself)

Another big thing is distributing ideas. It’s really annoying when you think up something and you want to share it but it costs a lot of time. That’s something you don’t wanna have happening. You want to spend time creating ideas and creating things. Not having to tell everyone individually will save a lot of time.

Note: another great way

 

Feeling of accomplishment

 

We humans love to feel good. The search of happiness is with a lot of people. One thing that writing this delivers is a feel of accomplishment. I couldn’t imagine how it must feel to write a whole book. I know how it feels to write a good guide on a certain subject and that is already rewarding.

 

Tracking progress

 

Another great benefit of writing is he ability to track proces. When you write down how certain events went and you can go back to you actually see the progress. Otherwise it’s not always very easy to track the prices that you made.

 

Being able to think longterm easier

 

Your future is not an easy thing. There are a lot of things to think about and a whole lot of possibilities. That’s why it is good when you think about your future to actually write it down. This way you can also go back to the thought you had and expend on it.

Processing and analysing Emotions

As a human it is really hard to proces emotions. What can help to make this easier is when you write things down. I was recently talking with a girl who got a nervous breakdown just from some small bullshit with a guy. One reason for the break down was that she had certain emotions not under controle. One way to get more stable emotionally is through writing your emotions and situations down and analyse behavior.

Becoming a better writer

This point is kinda big cause I am horrible with language getting practice to become a bette writer is always very welcoming. It doesn’t matter at what level you function. Being a good communicator is key. Bla bla

 

Hope you got something out of it. Peace out bitches

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