On May 15th, 1982 I made the easiest decision of my life. I married the love of my life and we’ve been together for almost 40 years.

Since then, decisions haven’t come as easily to me. I found myself procrastinating on making decisions or delegating them to someone else.

This kept up until I discovered this framework for making decisions. Now I’m a decision-making pro.

A Simple Decision-Making Framework

If you sometimes have trouble making decisions ask yourself these questions about the decision:

  1. Could anyone die by what I decide?

    • Yes – You need a better framework

    • No – Make the decision

  2. Is the decision reversible?

    • Yes – Make the decision

    • No – Can you live with it?

      – Yes – Make the decision

      – No – Forget about it!

  3. Will it cost a lot of money?

    • Yes – Sleep on it

    • No – Make the decision


Of course, this isn’t a comprehensive framework for making decisions. But if you made it this far it probably made you think.

The framework is based on the idea: Don’t sweat the small stuff!

Here’s a parting thought that I’ve shared with many of my coaching clients:

“You can’t course correct unless you’re moving” – Phil Sherwood