What prompts us to end deliberation and finally decide? It is
often caused because we “run out of runway.” Time’s up. The alarm has sounded.
The deadline has arrived. At other times, the prompt is unrelated to time.
Consider this story:
A man pursues and is offered a job with a small company. The new position is challenging and offers better pay, but the small size of the company is risky. His current job with a large company is stable, interesting, and nearly risk free. Upon thinking it over, the man decides to keep his current position, and offers it to a friend and business associate who would be a perfect fit. The friend expresses enthusiasm for learning more about the opening. A mere four hours later, the man reverses his earlier decision, and accepts the new position with the small company.