Procrastination, Rationalization and Critical Thinking In Decision Making

Procrastination
Critical Thinking In Decision Making

No matter what responsibility we have in life we are expected to make good decisions.   Our ability to make good, sound decisions is extremely important to the success of whatever activities in which we are involved.

Procrastination, Rationalization and Critical Thinking In Decision Making

To my surprise, with more than (200) posts that I have written for this Blog, the most popular topics read are those related to the subject of “Decision Making” and “Critical Thinking”.   I commend my readers for strong interests in these very important topics that truly affect our lives.

Just think of all of the important decisions that we have to make today and soon that will change the course of our lives, that of our family and businesses,  and this country! I can think of several decisions that are highly important in all time frames. Are we equipped and trained to make good decisions or are we just emotionally and ideologically linked to disastrous paths? The great influencers of my life always said…you are a product of your choices…and this turns out to be so true. If we allow people to manipulate our choices then we will probably suffer tremendously. So what else do we need to understand and how can we improve our critical thinking and decision-making process? Here are some more related options and influences that affect our lives…

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Procrastination

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Procrastination is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time. According to Freud, the pleasure principle may be responsible for procrastination; one may prefer to avoid negative emotions, and to delay stressful tasks. The belief that one works best under pressure provides an additional incentive to postponement of tasks.[1] Some psychologists cite such behavior as a mechanism for coping with the anxiety associated with starting or completing any task or decision.[2] Other psychologists indicate that anxiety is just as likely to get people to start working early as late and the focus should be impulsiveness. That is, anxiety will cause people to delay only if they are impulsive.[3]

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Rationalization (making excuses)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In psychology and logicrationalization (also known as making excuses[1]) is a defense mechanism in which perceived controversial behaviors or feelings are logically justified and explained in a rational or logical manner in order to avoid any true explanation, and are made consciously tolerable – or even admirable and superior – by plausible means.[2] Rationalization encourages irrational or unacceptable behavior, motives, or feelings and often involves ad hoc hypothesizing. This process ranges from fully conscious (e.g. to present an external defense against ridicule from others) to mostly subconscious (e.g. to create a block against internal feelings of guilt).

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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Critical thinking is a way of deciding whether a claim is true or false. Critical thinking is a process that leads to skills that can be learned, mastered and used. Critical thinking is a tool by which one can come about reasoned conclusions based on a reasoned process. This process incorporates passion and creativity, but guides it with discipline, practicality and common sense. It can be traced in the West to ancient Greece with its Socratic method and in the East to ancient India with the Buddhist Kalama sutta and abhidharma literature. Critical thinking is an important component of many fields such as education, politics, business, science and the arts.

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Decision-making

Decision making can be regarded as the cognitive process resulting in the selection of a course of action among several alternative scenarios. Every decision-making process produces a final choice.[1] The output can be an action or an opinion of choice.

Overview

Human performance in decision terms has been the subject of active research from several perspectives.

  • From a psychological perspective, it is necessary to examine individual decisions in the context of a set of needs, preferences an individual has and values they seek.
  • From a cognitive perspective, the decision-making process must be regarded as a continuous process integrated in the interaction with the environment.
  • From a normative perspective, the analysis of individual decisions is concerned with the logic of decision-making and rationality and the invariant choice it leads to.[2]

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So Will You Ever Be Ready To Become Rich?

If you become what you think about…Are you ready to become rich?

Many believe that the Law of Attraction can be very important in the process!

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Procrastination is a wonderful pastime! It allows us to enjoy the moment without any reason to be challenged! Unless you happen to be challenged by the world of opportunity that is offered to you every day! Would you really like to become rich?  Nowhere in the world…other than the United States…is there such freedom of opportunity, speech and pursuit of happiness. If you don’t know this then you should really travel the world and discover it for yourself.

Since we have this opportunity you would think that 50%+ of our population would be jumping on the chance to become financially independent, another way of saying becoming rich,  and to take advantage of the opportunities….and the numbers are growing but nowhere near what they should be.  But this will change. The current leadership will try to stop all creation of wealth or to take it away from the wealthy….but this kind of regime even with the compromising, unprofessional press will not stand. This is not America my friends….and the number of Americans unhappy with lack of employment, downgraded lifestyles, costs of fuel while buying it from the Mideast, rising food prices, more taxes, too much regulation on businesses, incorrect priorities for spending  , and having less fun is growing every day.

I thank you for reading my posts….and let me know what you would like for me to write about…enjoy!

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The 10 Fastest-Growing Industries for Small Business

BY Catherine Clifford

Past performance is no guarantee of future results, as the old business truism says. But you also may have heard that you can’t know where you’re going without knowing where you have been.

To get a sense of which industries small businesses are growing in, the analysts at Raleigh, N.C.-headquartered private-company financial-information company Sageworks ran some numbers for Entrepreneur.com. Here’s a look at the industries where U.S. companies with $10 million or less in annual sales have shown the highest and lowest percentage change from Jan. 1 to Dec 31, 2012.

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When One More Hat Is One Too Many
The Best Blog Traffic Tools for Content Marketing
Published on Mar 25, 2013.
Listly by Mike Allton

Content Marketing for your business means creating great content and sharing it to your social networks. But it also means looking for additional, sometimes creative ways to get what you’re writing in front of more people. What do you think are the best tools for getting more traffic to your blog?

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Way of the World

Opportunity Missed in U.S. Bailout?

By CHRYSTIA FREELAND | REUTERS<
Published: November 22, 2012

LONDON — Sometimes, the aftermath is more devastating than the storm. That is the story of the 2008 financial crisis. It was disastrous at the time, but what has been worse is how long it has lingered. That halting recuperation is why the global economic meltdown is still at the center of the political debate in the Western world.

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The Daily SEO Blog

SEO from a Newb’s Perspective

April 1st, 2013 – Posted by HappyBrooke to Content & Blogging

Sometimes it’s fun to temporarily place yourself back in the mindset of a beginner. You probably can’t remember the day before you understood SEO backwards and forwards, can you? Well, I’m still there. (Yes, thank you for the supportive smiles and knowing looks.) I still don’t understand it all; but I’m on my way, and I’m making progress.

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Sun Sentinel

Investigation finds 741 tax returns filed from single Belle Glade home

August 6, 2012|By Donna Gehrke-White, Sun Sentinel

A small South Florida city has attracted the attention of federal investigators looking into tax refund fraud and identity theft, according to an independent watchdog agency that oversees the Internal Revenue Service.

In Belle Glade, nestled along Lake Okeechobee, 741 tax returns worth more than $1 million in refunds were filed from a single address last year, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

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If you would like to discuss your ideas to begin on the Road To Financial Independence….contact me on email dannorris42@gmail.com or call me on 407-749-9395.

Dan Norris

Small Business Consultant