Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Thought of the Day: Decision Making

Thought of the Day: Decision Making

"In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."
- Theodore Roosevelt

There are times in our life that we have to make a decision. Here are some steps I hope that would help you in Decision Making process:

Step 1: Know you’re Choices – It is important to know the available choices for you to make a clear decision. This will help you recognize each choice and narrow down the problem.

Step 2: Study each Choice – It is important to gather information on each choice. Try to research on the internet, read some books, and ask some people that you think will give you some information.

Step 3: Who Benefits? – It is important to know if this choice benefits you or not. Who are the concerned? Is this a family decision or a company decision? Try to consult the concerns. This will allow the concerned party to give there insights that will help you in making the decision. But take note, don’t be influenced. You should be the one making decisions not them. Just take into consideration about there insights.

Step 5: Anticipate – Think about your next move. Like the game of chess you have to know what your next move is. What are the complications if you go for each choice?

Step 6: Analyze the complication – This will help you decide which alternative is better. Will it create more problems?

Step 7: Finalize your Decision – If you think you are ready to make a decision then go for it. If not, then go back to step 1.

There are so many decisions we have to make in this life. Decisions are the choices we have to made and the risks we take in our life. There is no perfect decision. Whether we make a right or wrong decision, what's important is that we learn from it and try correct them. After all we are the only one who can decide for ourselves, right?

I hope this Decision making steps help you in making one. Please feel free share your comments and suggestion.

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