But I remember times when I made a correct choice, then changed my mind and was wrong.
This happens for two reasons: First, humans naturally have something called an endowment bias, where we feel strongly attached to things we already have (our first instinct, in this case).
Often, you’ll hear people say that you should “trust your instincts” when making decisions. But this isn’t necessarily true.
We don’t want to give it up, and we feel especially bad when we give it up and it turns out later to be correct. We remember these instances vividly and thus they seem to be very common, even though all research shows that they are less common.
Its interesting to see how brain is so selective about memories. Even knowing these facts will not help in fixing it.