Thursday, 19 July 2012

Do you have a big decision to make?

 If you have a big decision to make and would like some guidance or validation then this blog is for you.

I am finding in my practice that this is a key area of need for my clients on personal and professional levels.

Do you have a big decision to make that you have been putting off leaving you feeling that you are not being honest with yourself/others about what you want, who you are now.

Perhaps this is a career decision or a relationship decision.

Applying multiple perspectives to a decision will help you to make better decisions.

In my experience we tend to apply one or two perspectives and often neglect other angles and ways of looking at an issue.

Take the issue that you need to decide on, I think, and pay attention to each of the following perspectives:

1. Your experience of how you have handled similar issues previously - what can you learn from this?
2. The experience of others whom you trust in handling similar issues - what did they learn that they can share with you for you to consider and take into account?
3. Considering all of the options - brainstorm openly - what could you do? What are the pros and cons of each option?
4. Consider the wider implications of each option? Play each option through - what would be the likely result in each case? What would you gain? What would you lose?
5. What are the realities of your resources available to you? For example, financial considerations?
6. What are the facts? What do you actually know?
7. What is the logical solution and consequences of this hard though necessary decision?
8. What is the likely impact on individual people that will be impacted by the decision that you take?
9. Assess the issue in terms of your values [what is important to you?] and others values that you care about and are impacted?
10. What does your gut feel tell you to do?

Please let me know how you get on.

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