How to Make Good Short and Long-Term Decisions

“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” -Tony Robbins

Failing to make good short and long-term decisions can result in temporary setbacks or worse, permanently harm your business, reputation, and life.

One approach I use to try and make good decisions comes from the Rotary Four-Way Test. It is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotary International​ use for their personal and professional relationships. It goes as follows:

Of the things we think, say or do

Is it the TRUTH?

Is it FAIR to all concerned?


Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?


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