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“More is lost by indecision than wrong decision. Indecision is the thief of opportunity.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Have you ever been stuck in a quandary or predicament, unsure what next steps you should take?

Well, there’s some great advice on this from author and thought leader, Daniel H. Pink, and it involves a 9-word mantra.

“What would I tell my best friend to do?”

The technique is referred to as ‘Self-Distancing’, and it works to overcome what Pink refers to as a glitch in our brains.

While most of us are quite good at helping others solve their problems, it turns out we are not so good at solving our own problems – largely because we are too close to them.

This question allows you to ‘zoom-out’ and see the bigger picture and find the solution.


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