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How many decisions does the average person have to make in oneday?  Getting ready for work in the morning, you turn onthe television.  If you have cable, you have up to 1,000channels to choose from.  On your way to work, you maystop at Starbucks where there are 87,000 possible drinkcombinations.  You arrive at your desk – do you start withvoicemail or email?  Or maybe the project you left hangingyesterday afternoon?

There are many types of decisions humans are faced with in theinfrastructure of our daily lives.  Estimates on thenumber we are faced with range anywhere from 5,000  toupwards of 30,000 decisions per day.  Over a lifetime, theaverage person will make over 770,00 decisions and will come toregret approximately 140,000 of them.  The larger, moreimperative decisions, or the inability to make them, can haveserious consequences.

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