Is it possible to make good decisions every day?

There are so many questions I have when I think of this question. First of all you'd have to be intentional in consistently making decisions you thought were the 'correct' ones in the moment? What about defining what 'correct' means? Is a good decision always correct, and vice versa? If it's correct in the moment but then the next day (or next week) you realize it's wrong, does it still count?

We all do the best we can with the limited view that we have, knowing that in the next hour or year that view might be completely different. So if the decision you make today is the right choice for today but not tomorrow then what does that mean about your decision-making skills?

It's almost impossible to be objective - (side question: does neutrality exist?)

Our choices and decisions are shaped by our emotions / feelings in the moment, our environment / surroundings, our upbringing and current circumstances.


With that being said, if you're feeling emotional about something that just happened to you and you make a decision (unrelated to what you're emotional about), how can you be sure that your decision wasn’t at all impacted by how you were feeling in the moment? And if it turns out to be the 'wrong choice' a week later, is it possible to say that you were 'intentional' in making good decisions even though you might not have been in the right state of mind at the time?

I think another distinction to make would be 'good' versus 'correct'

Is it possible to make the right decision everyday? No, probably not.

Is it possible to make good decisions everyday? Yes, I think so.

This goes back to the question I posed previous, "if the decision you make today is the right choice for today but not tomorrow then what does that mean about your decision-making skills?"

If you make a decisions that's good for right now, that maybe even seems correct for right now, but proves to be the 'incorrect' decision 24 or 240 hours late… then yes it was still a good decision because you made it with the limited knowledge you had at the time. Life isn't math, you can't automatically know if something is right or wrong… only time will tell.

Don't let the possibility of hindsight bias cripple you.