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Avoid getting sidetracked

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You know that kind of day when you accomplish a lot—but not one thing you planned?

Here are some ways to avoid detours:

  1. Take your emotional temperature before making a decision to see if something unrelated is affecting it. Moods affect our decisions. Ask: “Is anything clouding my judgment?” One way to avoid a purely emotional response is to weigh whether your decision reflects the core values of the organization.
  2. Zoom out to see more. Ask: “Why did I choose that?” “What am I missing?” “What was my initial plan?”
  3. Consider the source to see if your judgment is fully warranted. Are you evaluating the right stuff?

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