Why Smart People Make Dumb Choices: [NOOK Book]

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Even people with great intelligence and great experience can fall victim to bad choices. The only way to avoid those bad choices is to understand the keys to making smart ones.


Why Smart People Make Dumb Choices takes you on a journey with some of the Bible's smartest people-such as Abraham and Sarah, David, and Peter-who also made some not-so-smart decisions. By looking at the choices they made, readers will discover the keys to avoiding ...

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Overview

Even people with great intelligence and great experience can fall victim to bad choices. The only way to avoid those bad choices is to understand the keys to making smart ones.


Why Smart People Make Dumb Choices takes you on a journey with some of the Bible's smartest people-such as Abraham and Sarah, David, and Peter-who also made some not-so-smart decisions. By looking at the choices they made, readers will discover the keys to avoiding similar mistakes and will learn principles that will keep them on the road to good decision-making.


Why Smart People Make Dumb Choices provides ten keys to making smart decisions, including



  • establishing the right relationships

  • gathering the right information

  • setting the right priorities

  • choosing the right pathway

The principles of smart decision-making found in this book will be helpful to anyone confronted with important choices-from the housewife and mom trying to manage the challenges of her busy day to the college student choosing his or her friends to the leader trying to figure out the best direction for his organization.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736937689
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/15/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,338,577
  • File size: 423 KB

Meet the Author

Deborah Smith Pegues is an astute businesswoman, certified public accountant, Bible teacher, Certified Behavioral Consultant, and international speaker. Her inspiring teaching on walking in "Supreme" confidence financially, relationally, and emotionally has brought healing to people around the world. She has authored 14 books, including the bestselling 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue (over 600,000 sold) and Emergency Prayers. She and her husband, Darnell, have been married more than 33 years.

Ricky Temple is a gifted and practical communicator. He is known around the country as a creative leader and sought-after speaker and coach. He presently serves as pastor of Overcoming by Faith, a nondenominational church of nearly 4000 members in Savannah, Georgia. He and his wife, Diane, have been married almost 30 years and have two adult children.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Decisions, Decisions 7

Part 1 Real Life Confessions and Consequences

Chapter 1 Dumb Moral Choices 13

Chapter 2 Dumb Relational Choices 21

Chapter 3 Dumb Financial and Business Decisions 29

Chapter 4 Dumb Health Decisions 35

Part 2 Ten Emotions that Drive Dumb Choices

Chapter 5 Arrested by Anger 45

Chapter 6 Fueled by Fear 53

Chapter 7 Galvanized by Greed 61

Chapter 8 Injured by Impatience 69

Chapter 9 Sacked by Stress 75

Chapter 10 Caught by Curiosity 81

Chapter 11 Lured by Lust 89

Chapter 12 Prompted by Pride 99

Chapter 13 Influenced by Insecurity 107

Chapter 14 Goaded by Guilt 115

Part 3 Seven Secrets to a Great Decision

Chapter 15 Clear Objectives: Establishing What You Really Want 125

Chapter 16 Concrete Information: Getting the Facts 131

Chapter 17 Contemplation: Weighing Risks and Rewards 137

Chapter 18 Counsel: Utilizing the Power of the Caucus 145

Chapter 19 Creativity: Thinking Outside-the-Box 153

Chapter 20 Courage: Implementing the Decision 161

Chapter 21 Clean Conscience: Experiencing Peace with Your Choice 169

Epilogue 177

Appendix 1 Scriptures for Divine Guidance 179

Appendix 2 Scriptural Affirmations for Moral, Relational, Financial, and Health Decisions 181

Appendix 3 Survey Results Summary 186

Notes 187

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