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Capturing Decisions 

 July 25, 2015

By  Nick Temple

If you know me, you know I like lists – specifically outcomes and next actions – and capturing decisions. I follow the GTD principle that your mind is for having ideas, not holding.

Recently I had another insight. I was making decisions, but nowhere was I actually writing down what I had decided! This was causing all sorts of unintended stress: what had I decided about this? Why? Am I sure that’s what I really want? Should I change my mind?

All that draining “monkey mind” chatter & second-guessing could have been eliminated once the decision solidified.

Now, when I make any relatively important decision, I write down what the decision was, plus a few brief notes on why I made it – and more often than not, a check-up date to see if it needs to be changed.

This list of decisions becomes part of my weekly review.

Where do you capture your decisions?

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Nick Temple is an international bestselling author, serial entrepreneur and badass technologist. He started writing software and prose before high school and published both before college. Nick now works with evolved entrepreneurs to help them grow their business & lifestyle through capturing, identifying and executing on their best ideas.


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