On the fly, I came up with a way for him to make a decision that he could feel good about. I showed him that he, himself, had proven his results. That way he felt better about his choice. He felt like he was in control again. And he was so happy and relieved to finally make a decision! I adopted the same practice for just about every tough decision I’ve ever needed to make — from which couch to buy to what my mission statement should be.Here’s the gist of it. You know those brackets people make for sports tournaments? Like March Madness? There are brackets on each side that narrow down to just two opponents, and then the winner is chosen from those two. I modified those brackets to work for decision making.