Aug 18, 2011

Decisions, Decisions

We all have to make decisions about how to spend our time, energy, and money. Ask yourself, “Will this decision make me happier?” 
1. Is this decision likely to strengthen my relationships with other people? 
2. Will this decision provide me with novelty and challenge?
3. What is the opportunity cost of this decision? Energy, time, and money are limited, what will you have to give up?
4. Does this decision help you be yourself? 
5. When you consider a particular course of action, do you feel energized or drained?
6. How happy are the people who have made that particular decision? 


  1. Or you could just be impulsive -- but that almost never works out.

  2. good points- i may use this for something for work when i have to do character ed.


  3. I'm a firm believer in "Stopping To Think" before making a decision. I truly believe that if people actually STOPPED and THOUGHT, they might opt out of some stupid, dangerous, life-threatening decision.
    Takes just a second to think of the ramifications and it could save a lifetime of hurt.

  4. I have no problem making decisions concerning construction. I can pick out the light fixtures for a house in twenty minutes. The same for Brick or siding. I can decide carpet colors in less than five minutes.
    BUT let the wife ask where do you want to eat? Then I have to ask all those questions above. hahaha! (TRUE)

  5. I agree with Bob ... it's usually best to stop and think things through.

  6. Good post and helpful! Thanks!


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