Decisions

How to Get People to Make Good Decisions

How to Get People to Make Good Decisions
When we witness people in our lives headed down the wrong path — it’s a natural instinct to correct them, educate them about what’s wrong with what they’re doing, and argue the merits of our position. But this approach, rather than helping people change their ways, can rope us into a frustrating and exhausting struggle. Even worse, though we may be “right”, this logical strategy frequently backfires and, unbeknownst to the helper, ends up reinforcing the other person’s will to do the opposite — on top of creating conflict in the relationship. Jenny, 21, was afraid of conflict, unp...
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