Two books are coming out in March that look at why we do not make the right decisions — or follow through on a course we’ve set. It’s interesting psychology. Midway through the article is a discussion of how people tend to be overly confident of their own abilities — and a fleeting reference to studies showing that doctors who are “completely certain” of a diagnosis were wrong 40 percent of the time.

How many times has this happened to you? You firmly decide what you’re going to do – whether it be going to the gym or asking your boss for a raise or placing a much-delayed call to a friend.

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