Fear of Missing Out: Practical Decision-Making in a World of Overwhelming Choice

Fear of Missing Out: Practical Decision-Making in a World of Overwhelming Choice Review

What are you really missing out on?

You're home on a Friday night, scrolling through Instagram, ready to go to bed.

You see pictures on your timeline of a party you were invited to, but didn't go to. You were confident when you said no, but now you can't stop thinking about it, and you start feeling worse.

You have FOMO, or, Fear of Missing Out.

Coined in a Harvard Business School article, FOMO has become a global term to describe the decimating anxiety when thinking other people are having better, more fulfilling, experiences than you are. It's a natural, biological response, but that doesn't make it feel any better. Amplified by the rise of social media, #FOMO has become a cultural crisis--so what's the cure?

Patrick McGinnis, creator of the term FOMO, has been thinking about it for seventeen years--and he has a solution: decision-making. Learning to weigh the costs and benefits of your choices, prioritizing your decisions, and listening to your gut are central to silencing FOMO and its lesser-known cousin, FOBO: Fear of a Better Option. After all, don't you want to feel comfortable and confident in your decisions?

Written with self-evaluations throughout the book, Fear of Missing Out: Practical Decision Making in a World of Overwhelming Choice helps you ascertain and eliminate the parts of your life that are causing more anxiety than happiness.

So give this a read, and then go to that party, start that new book, create a new goal--or don't. Make that decision, and be confident in it: it's the first of many of its kind.

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  • Hirdesh

    Have you ever heard about FOMO/FOBO???Read this one...…..3.5 STARS ! ! ! Thanks for Netgalley & respective publisher for sending me a copy.Comprehensively, this book would change the perception of D...

  • Indah Threez Lestari

    71 - 2021Bersyukurlah apabila menjadi orang yang kurang update, anti mainstream, dan pikir panjaaaang kalau mau ambil keputusan, apalagi yang berefek finansial.Bukan FOMO Sapiens itu nikmat, bisa mera...

  • Mukesh Gupta

    I got a digital edition of the advanced review copy of this book. By bringing the topic up for discussion the author has begun to address the biggest affliction that the young generation of today face...

  • Greg

    The book focuses on FOMO ( Fear of Missing Out) and FOBO (Fear of Better Options). These concepts rule the lives of billions of people around the world without even realizing it from time to time. Of ...

  • Ramona Mead

    This book has tons of potential and I liked it a lot to start with. The author explores the terms FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and FOBO (Fear of a Better Option) and how they show up in our lives. He ta...

  • Nathania

    Akhirnya setelah sekian lama baca buku ini baru kelar 😂Garis besarnya buku ini menceritakan tentang suatu kondisi dimana kita tidak mau merasa tertinggal dengan kondisi yg sedang terjadi di dunia m...

  • Aisyah Rahmatusysyifa

    The timing I read this book was exactly the right time. Ugh, I just realized that I'm a FOMO sapiens and FOBO sapiens. Okay, lets start to deal with that~Live the enjoy life, without fear of missing s...

  • Rukhsar (rukhimonster)

    Insightful, thought-provoking, and charming. This book read like a conversation with your favourite sociology professor. A perfect read for all generations, not just millennials. In fact, it might jus...

  • Diane Hernandez

    So what is FOMO? The Fear of Missing Out, of course. It’s not a new fear. It used to be called “Keeping Up with the Jones”. Now with social media everywhere, the Jones are not just your neighbor...

  • Kristine

    Fear of Missing Out by Patrick McGinnis is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early April.McGinnis defines ‘FOBO’ as ‘Fear of a Better Option,' and charts its occurrences in recent pop cultur...