After many years of research and countless interviews on the topic of wise decision making, this picture sums up my findings nicely.
In the study of the lives of people who openly admit that they had tremendous struggles in their life and through deep personal reflection, we can usually pinpoint the single initial choice that started much of the discord. The pivotal questions that I routinely ask are,
“What other choices did you consider at that moment in time?”
“Did you consider at the time, that one of the other choices would have been the right or even a better choice?”