There is so much information out there readily available to us at the click of a button, yet so many of us do not take full advantage of it. By using google, yahoo, or many other search engines, we are able to easily search the internet. Many years ago when I was in elementary school, I was taught how to use the Dewey Decimal System to find books in the library. By doing a quick web search on my preferred search engine google, I find discussion boards of people saying they’ve never were taught the Dewey Decimal System. Technology is exponentially changing as time goes by, which means things like the Dewey Decimal System are quickly becoming obsoleted as the landscape of the library is changing. Many of us are not finding books the same way. many of us are not even reading books the same way.
So, why do I mention this on my blog titled, civil accomplishment? It is important to gather as much information as possible to make the best decision possible. This can be a business decision, personal decision, and/or school decision. It is said that we make on average 3,000 decisions per day [reference quora]. This is a lot of decisions and we need to make sure we are competent and well-educated to make the right decisions.
Earlier today I boarded an airport parking lot shuttle and had a quick conversation with another passenger. He was telling me he takes a picture of the zone number where he leaves his car, so he can refer to it when he returns from his trip. I remember a few times when I did not take the extra couple of seconds to note which zone I parked in. This poor decision led me to not finding my car as easily and ended up costing me an extra 25-30 minutes. This poor decision seems harmless, but did end up costing me extra time that I did not need to lose. If I did this 10 times, I have given up over 250-300 minutes on stupidity. Each step of the way, I am constantly thinking about how I can make better decisions. This is continuous improvement and it is very important. Using the tools we are given such as web search engines, we are able to make better decisions. Think about it!