Most situations are simple, many are just emotionally difficult to act upon

  • This quote is taken from the later chapters of Book - The 4 Hour Work WeekBook - The 4 Hour Work Week


    author: Timothy Ferriss
    title: The 4 Hour Work WEEK - Escape the 9-5, live anywhere and join the new rich.

  • When we have trouble with making a decision, we need to take a step back in order to identify the source of these difficulties. Is the decision…
    • complex, so that the better course of action is non obvious? In that case further elaboration is useful.
    • emotionally difficult, so that the path forward is clear but the result might be hard to deal with? In this case we should work on out emotional coping strategy, not the decision making itself.
  • Tim Ferris argues that most decision fall in the second category.