I want to know: How do you make decisions?
It has dawned on me recently that I
suck cannot do this. Lame. Major lame.
(And, majorly well spoken. :P)
Sure, I can tell you what I want for lunch or what I like to do with my time. But, if I need to make a decision that effects more than me — I’m a hapless peacemaker. Like a government. Not peaceful. Not efficient. Not concise and without major loopholes.
So I ask: How do you make decisions?
Suggestions I’ve heard / tried:
– Make a list of ‘pros’ and ‘cons’ or the different (projected) future realities…
Now, I have happily tried to do this but I am also hyper-aware that I do not in fact know what will make me happy (Click on the ‘Futile Pursuit of Happiness’ article) or believe that this is what really matters. Also, I have trouble detaching my personal ‘pros and cons’ from the ‘pros and cons’ that my projected changes will have on my inter-personal relationships.
– Make the decision in your mind and live your life for a week or so as if it is true…
I’ve tried this too. There is nothing like crying wolf with yourself. I call it: INSANITY.
– Do the fastest, first most now thing…
Hmpf. It’s only your life… As if impulsivity and lack of patience were not already a problem for my peers and me.
– Do nothing and let things reveal themselves…
Translated: Make a decision through non-decision. Because everything is always change. We cannot decide about that.
And, still, nothing feels right. Maybe I’m over-thinking. Maybe my gut needs some (questionable) nourishment… 😛
So (again) I ask: How do YOU make a decision?
Decide to share today.
I’d love to hear from you 🙂