Flip a coin to choose a baby name?
But you can use a coin flip to perform a psychological experiment on yourself, and the result of that experiment could help you choose a baby name.
How does it work? Well, once you’re down to just a couple of baby names, grab a coin. Call one name heads, the other tails, and flip.
The outcome? Not important.
Your gut reaction to that outcome is what’s important.
Sigmund Freud explains…
Ask yourself: Am I pleased? Am I disappointed? That will help you to recognize how you really feel about the matter, deep down inside. With that as a basis, you’ll then be ready to make up your mind and come to the right decision.
You’re not using the coin flip to make a decision. Instead, you’re using it to clarify your feelings. And this new insight is what will help you come to a decision.
If you want to give this a try and don’t have a coin handy, use Random.org’s online Coin Flipper. (Stick to a coin you’re familiar with, so you can tell heads from tails right away.)
Source: Griffith, Joe. Speaker’s Library of Business Stories, Anecdotes, and Humor. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1990.