On a cognitive level, people know that there is no guarantee that a decision will lead to the desired outcome.
In day-to-day situations, people are used to making decisions that result in the desired outcome.
On a practical level, whenever a decision with an unclear outcome has to be made, people find themselves confronted with their emotions.
People who pride themselves that they don’t feel an emotion in such a situation or that they can push it away are most certainly resisting taking note of it.
It’s the moment decisions become difficult.
Some people find themselves overemphasizing the uncertainty of the decision. Others focus on the possibility that the outcome can become as reliable as in day-to-day situations.
As a result, they either gamble or seek to make the outcome predictable.
A way gambling may appear is when decisions constantly shift or when there is no predictability. It happens because they rely on the idea that there is no guarantee that the desired outcome will be achieved.
Trying to make the outcome predictable appears as procrastination or as an endless search for decision criteria. This happens when they unconsciously don’t want to give up the hope the outcome can become predictable.
Noticing an emotion would have meant regulating it.
Regulating an emotion would have meant finding a path allowing to balance uncertainty and security. That is to integrate both in the decision-making process.