How to Make Better Decisions in Life?


Life Decisions

A time comes in everyone’s life when he has to make important decisions about matters of life as education, career, personal finances, business decisions, or marriage etc. One wrong decision could lead your life to disaster, so you must make every decision with great care and thorough deliberation.

Sometimes we face difficulty in making a right decision as a great number of people face the famous ‘fear of the unknown’ syndrome, while others’ judgment may get impaired while deciding. Before going ahead you must go through some decision quotes to learn something about making decisions from the wise and famous people of their times.

In making our decisions, we must use the brains that God has given us. But we must also use our hearts which He also gave us. A man who has not learned to say, ”No” –who is not resolved that he will take God’s way, in spite of every dog that can bay or bark at him, in spite of every silvery choice that woos him aside–will be a weak and a wretched man till he dies. ~ Alexander Maclaren

You may find following steps useful in making decision about any aspect of your life.

You should know concisely what the actual issue is? Sometimes people mix up many things which conceal the actual problem. Clear your mind and then see what it is that needs your immediate attention. Your deciding issue should be definable in a single line or sentence.

Gain Maximum Knowledge

One you know that this is the issue about which you have to decide then start gathering knowledge and information about it. If it is a decision about your career then you should know your strengths, abilities and the requirements. You can always get guidance from your teachers, friends and family members.

Similarly if it is a decision about business then you have to study all the prospects, weigh the costs and the benefits of the issue at hand and then reach to any conclusion.

It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide what to do.~ Elbert Hubbard

Marriage decisions should not solely be based on sentiments as it is an important matter of life and you should know all the problems that may come in your way afterwards.

The roads we take are more important than the goals we announce. Decisions determine destiny. ~ Frederick Speakman

The more you get informed about the matter, better will be your judgment. How much knowledge is sufficient for it? The answer is as much knowledge that you can also guide others on the specific issue.

Study all of its angles, discuss, ask, read or whatever steps you take, but you should be master of it.

Think & Analyze Different Solutions

When you are fully aware of all the pros and con’s of the matter about which you have to decide then start sorting out and analyzing the possible solutions for it. Of course after your thorough research you will have number of ways to tackle the issue.

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

You should be wise enough to visualize all the pros and cons of the probable decision. Remember your every decision can have a different impact on your life. So take as much time as you need to analyze each and every possible solution.

Pin Point the Best Solution

When you have thought out 2-3 good solutions or decisions then write them down on a paper. Now is the time to brainstorm the possible effects and outcome of the decisions. You should precisely know what effect your each decision will have on your future life.

If you’ve made up your mind you can do something, you’re absolutely right. If you’ve made up your mind you can’t do something, you’re absolutely right. ~ Anonymous

Measure costs and benefits of each and make a two column pros and cons of each decision. Now select the best possible out of them and rewrite them according to the priority, you will have a new sorted out list of possible solutions.

Paper Test You Solution

After all this exercise and thinking you have finally reached to a decision that is best in your eyes then take a brake and wait for some more time. Relax and just keep thinking about it lightly. Maybe there is something that you have missed or overlooked.

Somewhere along the line of development we discover what we really are, and then we make our real decision for which we are responsible. Make that decision primarily for yourself because you can never really live anyone else’s life, not even your own child’s. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Carry out a mental exercise for testing you solutions. This depends on the nature of the life matter requiring a decision. Some issues can be practically tested while others need paper testing.

This can be done by discussing it with you near ones. Each possible angle should be discussed and then FINALIZE THE BEST ONE.

Execute & Do It

You have carried out all the hard work and taken your time, now you should be confident enough about the success of your decision. Put it in to practice with all you heart and soul and leave the results to God Almighty.

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never ever have any doubt about it and remember confidence is the key to your success.

Make decisions from the heart and use your head to make it work out.~ Sir Girad

Making decisions in life is a continuous process and you have to often take decisions about different matters in life. You have to decide every now and then about something, so keep yourself abreast of all the important issues of life.

Involve yourself in other people’s problems, learn from them and be prepared all the time to make quick and informed decisions about any life issue. Good Luck