Success & making decisions in peace: How big is your carrot?


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How do you define success? Maybe so that it is not always visible on the surface. Nothing symbolizes that as well as this graphic. Success also requires the right decisions in the background - but how do you make them? carrot

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What actually is success?

Success is the dogma of our capitalist society. And whoever is apparently successful, we chase after them like the rabbit of the carrot - in the hope of getting some of the cake.

But not everything that looks successful at first glance is actually successful. Or which of the two rabbits would be better off with a tail ... pardon carrot comparison?

15 minutes of fame for everyone

Nowadays everyone can use Facebook, Twitter, Youtube on TV or even in the “classic” media get their 15 minutes of fame. The spectrum ranges from the jungle queen to the self-proclaimed internet icon.

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Not everyone is necessarily successful at this. Because real success is sustainable, it is firmly grounded and has deep roots; No other picture symbolizes this for me as well as the rabbit with the carrot.

What matters is what comes out at the back

Or, to quote Helmut Kohl once, “the decision is what comes out at the back” - in this case one would perhaps say “below”.

And that includes making the right decisions. And sometimes they just need time. Helmut Kohl also practiced what our grandmother always knew, science has now proven it: You have to think about important decisions first, sometimes even sitting things out.

When Barack Obama had to decide about the attack on Osama bin Laden's house, he first slept on it for one night. Social psychologists Maarten Bos and Amy Cuddy find a clever approach in the Harvard Business Review blog.

Information is processed unconsciously

In fact, the authors write, our brain is constantly weighing the pros and cons of decisions. In the time when we are not concentrating on this question. For example, sleep. Experiments with students have shown that the brain separates important and irrelevant aspects of a decision during this time.

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Separate the unimportant from the important

The participants in Bos’s experiment had to decide whether to buy a car. In addition, they were presented with a lot of positive, but not relevant aspects of the car, and little but important information was given.

The majority of the participants, who had to decide immediately, chose the car with the most positive attributes - although these were not important. Participants who dealt with something else in between made the better decisions: They decided based on the relevant criteria.

3 steps to better decisions

From this insight, Bos and Cuddy derive three steps to make better decisions:

  1. Obtain all the necessary information and acquire the factual knowledge.
  2. You sleep over it. This means that you give your brain time to process the information you have gathered.
  3. Our subconscious can process large amounts of information, but is not particularly precise. So it is important to check the facts again the next morning: For example, are any rules violated in my decisions?

Of course, you can't sleep over every decision - questions often need to be clarified more quickly. Nevertheless, distraction helps: Take a short walk, listen to music or go jogging: Any activity that distracts from the actual decision helps.

Again, what exactly is success?

In addition, one always has to ask the question: What actually is success? It looks different for everyone. In our society, people who are known and / or have a lot of money are generally considered successful. Often this intersection is just not congruent.

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Aspects that are often forgotten: Success in the private sector. Because you are surrounded by great friends and a loving family, for example. Or success in personal commitment to society, which often takes place on a small, hidden scale and which therefore does not receive the necessary attention. What is success for you? What are your choices? In other words: how big is your carrot?


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  1. Gaby Engelbart

    Hello. Thank you for the interesting article. In the Wirtschaftswoche on June 19, 2016, there were also some articles on the topic of success: http://weiter-lesen.net/1937/deinen-erfalt-sichern/ In my opinion, success includes doing things that suit you, which you ideally even love and not give up too soon! And most of them won't do without a certain discipline!

    • Simone Janson

      Thank you, that's exactly how I see it. In this sense, we wish you continued success!

  2. Stephan Fuhrmann

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  3. Sandra Kirsch

    How big is your carrot? Or what is #success for you?
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