Black and White or Gray All Over: Why Decision-Making is Hard for Some

“We can either see our circumstances in terms of destiny, misfortune, or choice. And if we see it in terms of choice, we can start to think about all the things that are still possible, and use that to empower ourselves,” — Sheena Iyengar, S.T. Lee Professor of Business in the Management Division of the Columbia Business School.

The word “decision” comes with a slew of synonyms: determination, finding, judgment, selection, outcome, resolution, verdict, choice. With numerous ways to qualify one concept, it’s no surprise that for some, the ability to make a decision comes with an equally arduous process. Continue reading Black and White or Gray All Over: Why Decision-Making is Hard for Some