In this article I offer tips to learn how to make better decisions using a strategy to cope with the indecision and perfectionism. Perfectionism is one of the enemies of good time management. According to the dictionary of the Royal Academy is the tendency to improve a work indefinitely without never end. In terms of decision-making would be always looking for new options without deciding for fear to find something better. When we make decisions we have two basic patterns, two models of personalities: maximizers and optimizers. The maximizers are continually comparing and looking for new options. It is very difficult, sometimes impossible to decide because they always think that they will find something better. As if you could reach to find the best cell phone in the universe, or the best car.
They are looking for the best relationship quality price, the cheapest but they lose too much time looking, researching and gathering information that do not use finally. When they finally take the decision and many times they are dissatisfied because they find He could have chosen something better. The optimizers however have a minimum standard of what you are looking for, once it finds what meets that minimum acceptable choose and more are not complicated. Looking for a couple of sites, are not complicated by endless options, decide quickly and saves lot of time. Then do not lose time wondering if they could have found something better. They are quick to decide. This option, optimize tends to be best option of management time in the majority of occasions. If you are maximizadores how can we learn to optimize? To do this we will have to define in advance what we want, what is good enough according to our criterion, what is optimal.
Then allocate resources (time and money) how much money we are going to spend and how long are going to devote, selecting sites where we will find, seek there, selected a couple of options and decided more acceptable or that meets our minimum quality criteria. Then do not look back. So save us much time. Sometimes it is better to limit the options when these can be infinite.