How can I overcome this difficulty

5 tips on how to overcome decision-making difficulties

No matter if it wÄduring the career in law or in law studies We make decisions tÄresembled. Often there are trivial decisions like Should I get up right away or press the snooze buttonücick?We are often not even aware of these smaller decisions and we make them without worrying about ourselves. Other situations that give us a choice, füwe often feel less grown. Should I study law or business administration? Should I complete an elective abroad or not? I prefer a career in Großlaw firm or in a law firm's boutique? How to put an end to the headache, erfÄare you listening here!


1. Why it is so difficult for us fÄllt to make decisions: the fear of loss

If we choose one option out of several, we are simultaneously deciding against any other option that was previously open to us. Unfortunately, after a decision has been made, we often think of the loss we experience as a result and ponder whether another choice might have been better. Often these losses are only short-term, because the decision made is the better in the long term. For us, this means that decisions that are made out of fear of loss are usually not oriented towards the long term. But we can be aware of this and try to keep the fear of loss small.

It starts in the restaurant: we ordered schnitzel, but suddenly we see a great potato gratin at the next table. Could the potato gratin have been a better choice after all? Also in working life: I decided on the job offer at law firm A. I might have earned more at law firm B - did I make the wrong decision? So our fear of loss usually doesn't help us make better decisions, but rather causes us to rack our brains.


2. There are no right decisions - neither are there any wrong decisions

Whenever we are faced with a choice between several alternatives, we usually try to make the “right” decision. This demand for perfection, for a flawless solution to the situation, often has a blocking effect. Endless pro and contralists are written, the pros and cons weighed up until you have forgotten what you actually want.

As Charles de Gaulle put it: "It is better to make imperfect decisions than always looking for perfect decisions that never will be.

TalentRocket tip: Don't look for the perfect solution because it doesn't exist. Try the 10-10-10 method instead!


3. What effects does this decision have in the near future, in the medium term and in the long term?

The 10-10-10 model was developed to answer these questions. With it you can make decisions relatively easily and quickly. For example, when considering a legal job, you should ask yourself the following questions:

  • How will my decision affect the next 10 days?
  • What are the effects of the election in 10 months?
  • What are the consequences and effects of the decision in the next 10 years?

Try to find relatively detailed answers here through research and thought. The advantage of this method is that you can better assess the long-term effects of your decision.

If you now know, for example, that one day you would like to be a lawyer (maybe a partner?) In a renowned large law firm in Berlin, you can use the 10-10-10 method to check a possible job offer to see whether it will suit you in the long term Goal leads. Such a comparison, which also takes into account the medium and long-term effects of a decision, often takes you further than a long pro and contra list.



4. Again drüAbout sleep: Well rested people make better decisions

If you sleep just an hour less than your body needs, your reaction speed will slow down and decisions will be slower and worse for you to make. The willingness to take risks is increased. This was the result of a study by the "Center for Health Economics and Administration Research" in France. On the other hand, if you are well rested, you have a good chance of being smart and creative. Try to sleep regularly, around 8 hours.

Üby the way: In studies, people who acted gut instinct made better decisions on average than those who had been racking their brains for a long time. So listen to your gut feeling too!


5. The agony of choice: make decisions müde

Whether or not you make decisions for fun in your spare time, many decisions make you tired and can prevent you from making good decisions later. This means that if you have important decisions to make, it is best to make them in the morning when you are still fresh. The evening after the shopping trip (where you had a lot of decisions to make) is a bad time.


If you renounce the right to make perfect decisions and instead make the decision that lÄin the longer term approxÄBringing you in the right direction will make it easier for you to make a choice. You should also like to put on your stomachühl hören!