Have you ever experienced this kind of situation by uttering this statement: “What have I done? I should think it over.” Familiar, isn’t it? Everybody is not excused from such unwise decision making. Another statement that we commonly heard is the phrase “I thought.” Those are consequences that transpired in our lives and we continue to carry the outcome of our judgment. Therefore, how do we avoid unwise decisions? Here are some pointers that we may consider:

Time
We need time to think it over before making a decision. Time may not be too long or short. Just enough for you to think comfortably.

Analyze
Study it by using the 4W’s and How.
Who – who am I to talk to? Who is responsible?
What– what will be the outcome or consequences? What will be the impact?
Where– where will I consult that person?
When– when is the right time to talk to her? When is the right time to execute the project?
How– How will I do it?

Set Option
Think of many possible options that you can. Write it down and choose the best.

Lastly, ask yourself this question.  Is this the right thing to do?

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.” Theodore Roosevelt

(Photo credited to Ryan Mathieson)

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