Making a Decision

Making good decisions is the difference between success and failure in life. Using multiple time frames can improve your decisions dramatically. Get-It-Done Guy explains how. 

Stever Robbins
4-minute read
Episode #276

The life skill that will make or break you is making good decisions. Consider Goldilocks. She spent a lot of time deciding if a bowl of porridge was too hot, too cold, or just right. She was so obsessed with cooking temperature that she never even considered that breaking and entering is a crime. And breaking and entering a home owned by wild bears? That’s just dumb.

When I was a student at MIT, I discovered that each dorm had its own personality. We spent the first week of the year giving incoming students tours and feeding them lobster, all to persuade the ones we liked to come live with us. 

“Baker House has nicer rooms,” an incoming frosh would say. 

“Choose the house where you feel most comfortable.” I replied. “Of course, your choice will determine who you become as a person, and set the stage for your entire life. But don’t think about that. Here, have some lobster.”


About the Author

Stever Robbins

Stever Robbins was the host of the podcast Get-it-Done Guy from 2007 to 2019. He is a graduate of W. Edward Deming’s Total Quality Management training program and a Certified Master Trainer Elite of NLP. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BS in Computer Sciences from MIT.