27 Sep Leadership Nudge™ 172 – Think Long Term
The next time you need to make a decision, turn the calendar to a date six months from today. Look at that date and imagine it’s that day.
Then, think to yourself, ‘Ok, on that day, (thinking back to today), what do I wish I’d done?’
The reason this works is because it activates the long-term part of your brain. Humans are generally short-term thinkers and we need help thinking more in the long-term.
So, you will bias your decision more for a long-term win, which will be better in the long run than when you bias your decision for the short-term.
Let us know how it goes!