|05-11-2011, 03:25 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2010
My FOOLPROOF decision making technique
What I do:
Get a coin. Heads will represent one decision, tails will represent another.
Then I flip it and see the result. I tell myself, "I will let the coin choose for me."
Here's the catch:
Say the coin lands on yes. My mind says "Now, you have to do this." If I feel any objection, disappointment, or resistance towards the outcome, then I know that the choice is not right for me, and I'll choose the other.
|05-11-2011, 06:17 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2007
I take it you've read the "Dice man" by the author pen named Luke Rhinehart?
If you haven't it chronicles the tale of a psychologist who decides to make decesions based on dice. Including raping and a series of interesting behaviors. I think he kills but it's been 10 years since I've read it.
It's a mixed message both saying that inhibitions restrict and enable us depending on circumstance, much like what you are purporting.
|05-11-2011, 10:27 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2011
Interesting technique. But what if there is resistance to both outcomes? I feel that the problem is that some decisions just have no clear winner.
Alternatively sometimes the one that gets the resistance is the one that needs to be done, but I don't want to do it as I don't like to do that.
|05-11-2011, 02:47 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
If you allow yourself to choose the other then you are not really making a choice via coin. If you can't decide on your own, those same problems exist when you flip a coin. If it supports argument B, you will still have the same resistance when having the choice yourself, so if you go with argument a then you are still having the resistance that was stopping you from making a choice in the first place.
If you are going to use this technique i think it is by far better going with what the coin decides and not allowing yourself to change it. But perhaps give yourself a period of thinking time and if you haven't decided by the alotted time flip the coin. This forces you to clarify your thinking and if there is something you secretly hope for, then you will want to chose that for fear of losing it in the coin toss.
|05-11-2011, 03:00 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2011
1. Read Paulo Coelho's Alchemist
1. Get clear what you want in life. The Purpose of your life.
2. Listen to your heart.
It sounds too easy doesn't it? If you had this thought while reading this you should be clear on one thing.
Outstanding results are not consequence of outstanding, unbelievable techniques. It is mastering simple steps. Simply do it. Do not procrastinate reading another book before you practice what you read in the last one. Find your way and stick to it.
Here is one great video on that:
YouTube - Vince Lombardi: What It Takes to Be Number One
|05-11-2011, 06:25 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
|05-12-2011, 12:28 AM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Windsor Ontario Canada
I have heard of this before but I have forgotten about it. I do believe its best to take action then no action and it the coin toss is going to make you take actions it not a bad method and it is solely relying on your feelings. I do believe that your feeling have to be behind your actions or you probably wont follow through.
I was going to suggest a more logical method but I think it would be deceiving because most of the time we start with feeling and then use logic to back it up.
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