I think the most important thing you can do to make better decisions is to learn from the decisions you make. It sounds easy, but very few people do so effectively.
The best strategy to learn from decisions is to:
- predict the results of your decisions
- write down those predictions
- Then analyze the results
- Then adjust future predictions and decisions based on what you learn
Failing to do this leads most people to fail to learn from there decisions. It is hard to improve when you don’t learn. The similarity to the PDSA improvement cycle is not a surprise. Both are about learning so you can adopt more effective strategies.