The secret hack to making decisions quickly

Have you ever found yourself struggling to make a decision? You endlessly think about it but you never really get to a real decision and it frustrates you because you just wasted so much time thinking about it. 

There’s a name for this, which I’ll cover later, but this is a key problem for a lot of young people. They just can’t make a decision and go with it.

So, in today’s article, I’m going to be talking about how you can use a specific technique to make decisions quickly in a snapshot that you will not regret. 

Decision-Making Problems

A lot of people make decisions without really thinking about it. Or, sometimes they think too much.

So you have to be somewhere in the middle where you are, taking enough time to make a wise decision, but not too much time that you get stuck in this term we call Analysis Paralysis.

In this situation, you analyze so much to a point where you get paralyzed and you don’t really know whether you’re making the right decision or not.

There’s too much data. It’s not sorted properly. And it makes you feel horrible. 

What if I tell you that there is a better way for you to actually come to a decision-making method? 

I learned this from reading it somewhere and it stuck with me. 

The Ground-Breaking Technique

This is something that I use myself, especially when I really need to make a quick decision on the spot.

There are times when I get offers to speak somewhere and I just need to choose yes or no. If I were to dive deep into a lot of those details, it would just leave me more confused and unsure of myself.

I don’t want that to happen, especially when there is this urgency of time for me to quickly make a decision.

So the technique that I learned is called F**k Yes or No.

Allow me to explain. 

If you have been presented with an option, whether to go ahead, or not to go ahead with something and it’s something that really means a lot to you.

The key question you need to ask yourself is if it is a F**k Yes for you or is it more like a No?

Because if it’s F**k Yes, then you will know it because in your body in your mind, you will have that feeling that this is something that I definitely want.

It’s in your blood. It’s in your veins. It’s in every cell of your body. You will actually feel that this is the right decision for you.

And if you’re not feeling that, then it has to be a clear-cut No.

Getting back to my example, this is always the question that I go to when someone invites me. 

Is it a F**k Yes, I am going to do this? I will be in if I am excited to do work for this client. I’m excited to partner up with this person.

Or is it more like, oh, I am not feeling it. So if I’m not feeling it means it’s a No from me. 

Applying This Technique in Your Life

This is something that you can train your gut to feel.

The more you make decisions based on this simple concept, the more you are training up your intuition.

You are listening to your gut feeling about whether this is something you want to go ahead with or not.

A lot of people will tell you to list pros and cons or advantages and disadvantages to make a certain decision.

But, all of those things take up a lot of time, and sometimes you don’t even feel happy taking the decision.

At the end of the day, all of this is a personal choice, so you need to be taking those decisions that make you feel satisfied, fulfilled, and confident.

And the best way for you to do that is by simply asking yourself this question, Is this is a F**k Yes or is it a No?

This is a very simple technique that you can apply to yourself, especially when you are having different kinds of options to choose from.

Like I said, the more you practice this, the better you get.

I’m not saying that immediately you try this out and it will give you all the kinds of best consequences.

No, you will have to train yourself over time to listen to your intuition because your intuition really gets a better understanding of what else is involved.

You may not be logical, but in your heart, you know, in your mind, in your gut feeling, you will know that you will be able to listen to that inner voice that actually advises you on what to go ahead with and what not to go ahead with.

And the best way to tune in and amplify that little sound that you have is to keep asking yourself this question, is it a F**k Yes or is it a No?

I hope this article has been useful for you.

If you liked it, please share it with someone who struggles with making decisions, who are always in analysis paralysis mode, and they don’t know what they want to do with their life.

Moreover, you can check out my blog for other content like this. I write on all these topics that will allow you to adult properly and live a life of fun, freedom, fortune, and fulfillment.

About the author

Vivek

VIVEK IYYANI is a Millennial Specialist and Keynote Speaker at Millennial Minds Pte Ltd. He is the Author of the book Empowering Millennials and Engaging Millennials and has spoken at organisations like Oracle, Julius Bär, the Brunei Government, Booking.com, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore Police Force, Johnson & Johnson, DELTA Airlines, and many more. He has been featured by the National Population and Talent Division (NPTD) under the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to feature in a video of #MySingaporeStory. He has also appeared on Channel NewsAsia twice as a guest on the Millennial topic and on local media such as Vasantham TV Channel and Oli 96.8FM Radio. Vivek is known in his industry to speak at conferences on how to engage the young generation to work at their peak potential.


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