Need to make a decision on the fly? Use the 15/15/15 Rule

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Every day we make decisions. Often we have to make them on the fly. How do you quickly get in the perspective to make the best decision? Use the 15/15/15 rule.

For one decision you make today, before you take action ask yourself three simple questions:

1. If I respond this way, how will I feel about it in 15 minutes?

2. If I respond this way, how will I feel about it in 15 days?

3. If I respond this way, how will I feel about it in 15 years?

You can’t know the future. But taking a few minutes to reflect on how your think your decision will feel down the road helps to put it in perspective. You’ll quickly put in perspective smaller decisions (unlikely to matter in 15 years) and take extra care about things that you might be thinking about over a decade from now.

Photo Credit: Creative Commons License Fabrizio Sciami via Compfight

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