decisions need a lot of thought to weigh the pros and cons, before making a step forward.
Craig Groeschel once said, “The decisions you make today determine the stories that you tell tomorrow.”
Everything happening on earth is the determination of some people to bring changes, inspire and motivate others to do the same. Every decision is a determinant of your success or failure.
Decision-making plays a vital role in our everyday life(inevitable because we make decisions every second), society, work, politics, and economic spheres of life. Most times we tend to make hasty decisions because of the circumstances that surround us, without realizing the aftermath of its influences in the future.
Most people become blind to the selfish desires of the earth, failing to adhere to the voice of reasoning. In the book of Proverbs 19:20 “Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.”
Decision-making takes time to process, to ascertain we don’t take wrong steps because the results might be an irreversible case, thereby altering our life original purpose yet to be fulfilled. Wrong decisions had drive lots of people to regrets, struggles, and sorrows, learning their lessons in a hard or gruesome manner.
WHAT ARE THE PROCESSES FOR MAKING DECISIONS?
Do you know that using a step-by-step decision-making process can help you make a more deliberate, thoughtful decision by organizing relevant information and defining alternatives?
First, we must understand what decision-making is all about. Decision making is a term used to describe the process by which humans make choices, determine judgments and come to conclusions that determine behaviour.
For effective results in our decision-making, we must reflect on the fundamental steps of decision-making.
Identify the decision: Identifying your decision places you on the right track. It clearly shows that you are ready to know the nature of your decisions without feeling pressured. It’s like you have a purpose tied to what you wanna embark on.
Prayer: Prayer? Oh yes! Prayer is important in the human race. Every religion encourages prayer; seeking the face of God to direct and guide us helps make effective choices in decision making.
Seek Counsel(Proverbs 19:20): Learn to ask for counsel from people we can trust. The goal is yours, but you can’t achieve it alone. When we seek counsel, it makes things done easier, gives hints on expectations, challenges, and overcoming them. Right counsel is like a lamp unto our feet. Man is no island.
Gather related information: This step is necessary, without the right information, the majority of people see themselves falling off the track, thereby limiting their insights to making the right decisions. Some gathering of information includes self-assessment, exploring new books and ideas to boost one’s ideas related to choice making, identifying alternatives.
Perseverance/Patience: Remember, it takes a simple act of courage to make a decision. There’s no gain without a story. Every we make is full of obstacles, challenging us to bring out our best to achieve greatness. Every great man or woman had countless failures but decided to push more and harder.
Setting your Priorities: This helps us to do the right things at the right time. Most times, we find ourselves trying to do the right things at the wrong timing, making things disorganized or complicated. Setting our priorities reduces the headache of worrying ourselves our little but important retails for choice making.
Taking Actions: This is the final decision where we have made our choice and implementing it to give out desired results(although at a gradual process to yield results). We’ve done the necessities; evaluate and re-evaluate, plan and re-plan, before setting them into motion.
Whatever choices we make, never forget it has the power to elevate or destroy us. The kind of activities we engage ourselves in foretells the power it wedges on you. Even if it means the struggle against your inner self, then battle it to achieve better results in future
Remember, your life is a result of choices made. If you don’t like your life, it’s time to start making better choices.
Written by Grace Ada Chigbu©