Mike Erwin, CEO of Character and Leadership Center, tackled the issue of decision-making in a Harvard Business Review article. Although most decisions are routine, it’s critical that we choose which decisions come with serious risks or consequences.
Those decisions need to be given clear thought. Mr. Erwin emphasizes six reasons why we sometimes make bad decisions. The first is decision fatigue.
If you make multiple major decisions throughout the day, you will eventually become fatigued and your decisions may not be as effective.
Ecclesiastes 8:6 teaches, “For there is a proper time and procedure for every matter, though a person may be weighed down by misery.”
Mr. Erwin recommends prioritizing your most important decisions for a time when your energy levels and thought are at their best.