Decisions —

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Best decisions often result in inner tug of wars between many factors instilled in us long before we were able to understand the process. The real challenge is acknowledging and learning to overcome biases that lay hidden deep inside that in time surface to become strong parts of the equation we need to solve.
In daily life the equation at hand is formed with many unknowns, even when time limits are imposed. Problem is when working with unknowns we are forced to rely on best judgement and here is where bias plays the strongest role. We step back to experience and fear of criticism, seeking safety in the group dynamic. Instead of considering the panorama of the decision before us, we are immediately funneled towards the bias of a myopic view. By this is meant the inability to leave room for options. The “I just can’t and I’ll never” approaches negate any ability to consider the earth may not be flat.
Not necessarily bad, the foundation of bias may be based on truth, what is correct for the moment/future, and goal congruence. This may well provide us the foundation of who we are. But when we lose control and live like the steel ball in a pinball machine, the deliberate strike of a lever pushing us back on track might be the best redirection needed as we move through the gravity of life.5