While this guide to keeping a decision journal is written for people thinking about their careers, the concept can easily be adapted to help those of us struggling with decisions about applying our values to our life choices in any area of our lives.
Decision journals are an easy way to improve your ability to make decisions over time.
In this article we’ll cover:
- Your Product is Decisions
- What is a Decision Journal
- A Decision Journal Template
- An Example Decision
- Tips on Using a Decision Journal
The way to test the quality of your decisions is to test the process by which you make them. Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize winner and dean of biases, argues that using a decision journal is the best solution.
A decision journal helps you collect accurate and honest feedback on what you were thinking at the time you made the decision. This feedback helps you see when you were stupid and lucky as well as when you were smart and unlucky. Finally, you can get the feedback you need to make better decisions.