Thursday, August 23, 2007

Dirty Decisions

I'm a grey person. No, I don't mean gloomy or dusty. I mean that I often dwell in that space between black and white. Therefore, nobody has ever called me decisive. In fact, I know indecision all too well. Sometimes being grey can be good because not everything is clear cut, and I'm a big fan of recognizing the spectrum of things. But there are times when it pays (literally) to be decisive. And there are times when committing to a decision just seems overwhelming.

There are some well-known suggestions offered when having to make a big decision, such as:

1. Make a list of pros and cons for each side and then weigh the lists against each other.
2. Go with your intuition. Do what it is your heart tells you is the right thing.
3. Take a survey. Ask others what they would do in your position and go with what makes the most sense.

What do you do when you have a big decision to make?

7 comments:

  1. Pick a number 1 or 2, but you always chose 2 cause that's your motha fu__'in birthday!
    ---smo

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  2. i go with pro and con list, always.

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  3. which decision will you regret the most if you don't choose it?
    --smo

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  4. I go with my gut, even when the pro and con list says otherwise. There is something to intuition.

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  5. Gut feelings, instinct, first impulse, intuition all words to live by in my opinion. Trust the cosmos! Its worked out for me (for the most part).

    While pro and con list are valuable, don't you think its possible to make rationalizations and justifications for considering things as being either "pro" or "con" in a way that will ultimately tilt a decision towards your initial impulse anyway?

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  6. The opposite of your intuition...

    It turns out that you're always right!!! Either you choose the right thing or your instinct was right... either way you're right!!! hahaha


    p.s. my intuition is 50% right, so i have the same chance either way...

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