To get smarter moving forward, it's helpful to keep a decision journal, which tracks decisions you've made in the past. What were you thinking at the time—and did your theory pan out? You can learn about patterns and trends in your thinking so you can work to avoid blind spots.
- He who fails to learn history is doomed to repeat it.…You've probably heard that before and it's true.…If we understand patterns of how things work,…we can make better predictions about the future…and better predictions lead to better decisions,…but that all goes out the window…if we're not really learning.…For many of us, and this is a common human trait,…we actually misremember the past over time.…It gets overwritten with new knowledge and new information…and we forget our original position and assumptions.…
Your colleague mentions how much you hated…the idea of going to a subscription model…back when it was first suggested,…but you don't remember that.…It always seemed like a great idea to you, right?…Well, it's hard to say.…And that's why one of the tools you can employ…to become more mentally agile,…training yourself to learn from the past,…is a decision journal.…Anytime you face a meaningful decision…at work or in your personal life,…you create an entry and write it down…and then you track the outcomes over time…
- Recognize the pitfalls that negatively impact a person’s mental agility.
- Summarize the process of scenario pre-planning, or “pre-mortem.”
- Recall the importance of a decision journal.
- Explain the advantages obtained by becoming mentally agile.
- Identify the strategy mentally agile people use to avoid data paralysis.