How to make better decisions

This is how my brain often feels when I'm trying to make a decision.

This is how my brain often feels when I'm trying to make a decision.

If I keep making decisions the same way, I will continue to have the same results.  Do I like my results?  If the answer is "NO", I need to figure out how to make better decisions.

1. What do I really want? (Not just in this moment but long term)

2. What are the cold hard facts? (Not my assumptions but what is really true)

3. Do I have enough information to make the decision or do I need more information?  (Sometimes a deadline is forcing me to choose from a bunch of not very good options.  What would happen if I extended the deadline in order to get more information?)

4. From whom can I get the best information?

5. What question would a really good decision maker ask me about this issue?  (This sometimes helps me get out of my cluttered head and into a more creative state.)

6. If a friend were in this situation, what would I tell them to do? (Often, I'm being blocked by the additional work required to do what I know I really need to do.)

These are the questions I am asking myself this week to make better decisions in order to get better results.  Do you have any questions that help you make better decisions?