Sometimes I toss a coin. Should I get KFC or McDonalds? Should I quit my job?

If I can’t make a decision then I’ll just toss a coin. Why? Three reasons:

  1. If I’m prepared to go for a coin toss then the decision is a pretty close-run thing. Even I make a conscious choice, the result is as much chance as the flip of a coin.

  2. As I throw that coin into the air, I often find myself hoping it comes down on one side. That moment reveals what I actually want to do. I ignore the coin result and do what I wanted anyway. The one-second window often reveals what a few hours or days of mulling has failed to uncover.

  3. Action is better than inaction.