∞ People Spend Too Much Time On Decisions with Equally Satisfying Outcomes

‣ Published on Aug 2, 2022

Rob Henderson writes,

The researchers conclude, “people apparently misallocate their time, spending too much on those choice problems in which the relative reward is low.”

In software engineering, I'm sure a lot of us have spent way too much time on deciding an implementation detail. Rather, we should just pick one and move on. If it's really the wrong decision, it will come back at you later. There are surprisingly more decisions you can reverse at a later time.