Being Well Podcast: How to Make a Big Decision
May 31, 2021

Some of the most important moments of our lives are crossroads of different kinds. There’s a big decision, and we have to pick one thing over another. Today Dr. Hanson and Forrest explore how to make the important decisions in life.

Key Topics:

  • 2:00: Common themes in big decisions.
  • 5:00: Balancing short- and long-term big decisions.
  • 10:15: Knowing your own nature, and having different priorities.
  • 17:20: Using analysis to inform intuition for making big decisions.
  • 21:15: Identifying the “parts” of a big decision.
  • 22:50: Analyzing costs and benefits.
  • 33:00: Write it down.
  • 36:20: Working backward.
  • 40:30: Getting clear on what you want. 
  • 42:30: Thinking over the long haul. 
  • 43:30: The three circles.
  • 45:00: Finding “comps.”
  • 50:30: The calculus of a big decision.
  • 59:00: Affective forecasting.

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