I once asked someone if they were a “glass half empty or glass half full” kind of person.
She relied; “I’m neither Jim!”
This got my attention, as I had always heard people giving one of those two possible answers. She went on:
“My glass is actually 100% full – Half with water and half with air!”
Avoid thinking from the no-win scenario perspective
One of the reasons people often make bad decisions, is that they put themselves into no-win scenarios. This is especially the case when they are worried about something. They fail to examine all the options that are open to them, often focusing on the so-called “best, worst options” because these tend to come into our minds with least effort.
Now, I’m not suggesting we look for every possible option to every decision we make. But for the important decisions, the decisions that matter to you, it’s always worth taking some extra time to fully review your options, before you proceed.