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How to Make a Decision: Advice for Scientists

Which grad school should you go to?… should you take that new job?… should you quit your current job?… should you stay in science?… should you get married, go for a run, eat that chocolate bar?…..

You have a multitude of decisions to make in your life. But now you are facing a particularly important decision, and you don’t know what to do. You keep mulling through the choices, scared to make a mistake and fixed on the worst thing that could happen.

You feel stuck, frustrated and drained of energy. You’d rather make the decision, yet you still can’t decide…

Why is it so difficult to make a decision sometimes? Common reasons are that…

-You think that what you decide is going to be permanent
-You are obsessing on making the “best” decision (which incidentally would entail you predicting the future)
-You don’t want to make a mistake
-You feel pressurized by what other people think and expect of you.

Wow! Did you just read all that? No wonder you are struggling… too much pressure, too many expectations and you even have to foresee the future!
Do you want some simple advice about making decisions?

To continue reading more from Aida Baida Gil, geneticist and certified life coach, visit the Source link.

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