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4 ways to correctly and quickly make a decision: Descartes square

4 способа, как правильно и быстро принять решение: квадрат Декарта

Our life is a constant series of decisions. They can be both minor and rather serious, which have a great impact on us, and lead to serious changes. A person constantly decides what to buy for lunch, where to go in the evening, what book to read, what university to study, what profession to choose, how to earn a million, etc. And if the price of the question is small, then the decision is given to us easily and is made quickly, because the loss in case of an error will be small. But, the more serious the choice, the harder it is to make it. In this case, the right decision can lead to great success, or vice versa can cause losses and failures. Therefore, it is very important to know how to make the right decision.

The decision will help light technology - Descartes square. This is the easiest way to make decisions. Its meaning is that when considering a problem situation, you need to ask yourself 4 questions and analyze the answers.

4 способа, как правильно и быстро принять решение: квадрат Декарта

1 What happens if this happens?

What do I get from this, what are the advantages ...

2 What happens if this does not happen?

Everything will be, as before, what are the advantages of non-receipt ...

3 What will not happen if this happens?

Negative sides of getting what we want ...

4 What will not happen if this does not happen?

The downsides are non-receipt of what we want ...

It is worth paying special attention to this question. When you ask it, the brain may want to ignore it, because the sentence is a double negative. More answers may be identical to those you received in the first question. It is necessary to prevent this.

Why does this technique help to make a decision?

Descartes Square clarifies the consequences of your decision.

Very often, when you need to make a decision, we are fixated on one question: what happens if this happens?

“Descartes Square” will help to consider the same situation from 4 different sides.