Tony Schwartz offers three pieces of advice for replacing impulsive choices with more intentional decision-making. It begins with cultivating awareness and perspective in order to focus your choices on long-term goals, instead of present ones. Next, you have to accept trade-offs in order to promote the values that are important to you. "The highest challenge we all face is doing the right thing -- especially when it doesn't necessarily serve our immediate self-interest," Schwartz writes.
How to become a more rational decision-maker