3 Specific Ways to Make Wiser Decisions

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According to Tony Robbins,

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.

I couldn’t agree more.

Here are 3 things I do to make wiser decisions.

1.) Google the most current info

We all need information before we can make wise choices, however if you’re searching for data with no date parameters, you could be reading sources from as far back as 1986 or earlier.

I know, I used to do that. Here’s what I do now.

Let’s say I’m a job seeker interested in 3M.

While there might be some value in perusing the first few pages of the results returned below…

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Because I don’t like to waste time, I click on the Tools button underneath the Search bar.

The Tools button enables me to limit my results to any time from the past year to the past hour.

In the box below, I selected the past 24 hours. As a result, I’m reading news that was just published an hour ago.

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2.) Google Information From Trustworthy Sources

Many years ago, I thought it would be valuable to do some research on some of the supplements I was thinking about taking.

The first article said all supplements are valuable.

Since I was specifically interested in the latest information on turmeric, I entered the terms below.

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These search terms returned pages from the National Institute of Health on the value of turmeric that have been created or updated within the past year.

As a result of this research, I found the following info about curcumin which is an extract of turmeric.

The benefits of curcumin in different organ systems have been reported extensively in several neurological diseases and cancer. Curcumin has got its global recognition because of its strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and antimicrobial activities. Additionally, it is used in diabetes and arthritis as well as in hepatic, renal, and cardiovascular diseases. Recently, there is growing attention on usage of curcumin to prevent or delay the onset of neurodegenerative diseases.

3.) Create Reminders to Ensure You Make Wise Decisions

Sometimes making a wise decision requires a good reminder.

One of the great features of Gmail is their option to schedule delivery of emails.

The insert below contains an email to myself.

The red arrow shows the drop down button next to send.

When I clicked on it, the ‘Schedule Send’ window that you see below appeared.

The yellow arrow shows the ‘Pick Date & Time’ option.

GMail REminder

As you can see below, there is now an email sitting in my ‘Scheduled’ folder that will come to me Saturday morning as a reminder to prepare for my 12:00 call.

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I hope you find these suggestions helpful.

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Clark Finnical is a Career Expert and the author of  Job Hunting Secrets (from someone who’s been there) LinkedIn Strategies to Take Your Career to the Next Level ,   12 Lies Told To Job Seekers,  How to Stand Out: From All of the Other Candidates,  and   What No One Told You About Job Titles and Your Job Search 

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Photo by Iñaki del Olmo on Unsplash

Article originally appeared in thewiseramerican.com