Something I need to write about longer or add to my book notes post on Decisive is the 10-10-10 technique. When making a decision to do something or not, think in terms of 10-10-10.

  • 10 minutes from now, how will I feel? Probably relieved that you took action on it at all.
  • 10 months from now, how will I feel? In a lot of cases, it might not matter.
  • 10 years from now, how will I feel? If it goes well, the benefits might outweigh the negatives if it doesn’t go well.

The example in the book is about asking a girl out on a date. It probably really depends on the situation, but it’s a good technique to have in the toolbox.