How to Be More Decisive

How to Be More Decisive

Life is full of decisions—what to eat, who to marry, which sofa, where to live. How can we distinguish the major from the minor? Or rather, can we be more honest with ourselves about how much control we really have? Can we ever know whether we’ve got it right? Or is thinking in terms of wrong and right part of the problem?

 Whether you find yourself dithering in a romantic situation, or know you’re putting off an important choice at work, this class tackles the matter of making your mind up. When should you take your time, and when should you stop procrastinating and act? When should you seize control, and when should you acknowledge your anxiety and lean into discomfort?

 This is a class that takes apart our often unconscious decision-making styles and allows us to come to a clearer view of the biases in our minds that interfere with our ability to make optimal choices.


Our classes have been designed to give useful insights around the big themes in life. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with other curious, open-minded individuals.

These sessions are designed by experts and taught by members of our faculty. They include a mix of lecture, conversation and group activity.  Optional homework is provided for those interested in further study.


This class has been formally accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Continuing Professional Development accreditation means this course has reached the required standards and benchmarks, and that the learning value of the class has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD standards.


This class is part of our EQ Certificate Programme. For more information about how to enrol at The School of Life please click here


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