Jeff Immelt, the former CEO of General Electric, on decision making:
“1,000 books get written about leadership and change and all that stuff. Knowing what to do isn’t that hard, knowing how to do it isn’t that hard. Knowing when to do it is really hard”
— Leadership in a Crisis
Sometimes, it’s hard to make decisions in the moment. You know what you want to do but you end up doing something else. You walked into dinner with your friends telling yourself that you weren’t going to eat dessert and you walked out having devoured it. There is a way to make this easier. Pre-decide what you want to do and make it an automatic rule.