Analyzing can affect your decision making, employ intuition:
Read this paragraph:
i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!
It is amazing how easily you can make-out words with information that is garbled, ambiguous or incomplete. We are designed to straighten out the miscues, and find the hidden meanings. Similar is valid for our innate ability to make decisions.
The 80/20 Rule:
• 80% of profits come from 20% of customers.
• 80% of traffic jam is on 20% of roads.
Following the 80/20 Rule to your thinking can aid you make intelligent decision much faster.
Mostly, you can comprehend 80% of the relevant information in the first 20% of the time available. Therefore, the remaining 20% of the data would not substantially enhance the quality of your decision. The intuition is normally good enough to fill in the gaps and organize the data, just as it did in the nonsense paragraph above.
Here’s how you might apply the 80/20 Rule to your next decision. Primarily, notice the top 5 pieces of information you require to make the decision. Afterwards, choose which 4 out 5 pieces of information pieces are of highest priority. Once you have identified and collected this information, you will have roughly 80% of the information you require. The last 20 % is less substantial. Now harness all of your intuition and your experience to fill in the blanks and make a intelligent decision—faster than ever.
It’s high time to quit analyzing and, instead, start following your intuition.