How do you make decisions?

@msedge (4012)
United States
July 23, 2008 1:57pm CST
Making decisions is not easy specially on complicated things. It can be intimidating and time-consuming.I think it over and over again before i decide.Think the advantages and disadvantages of whatever i had decided.No decision is perfect and that all choices are made in a condition of some uncertainty.I do whatever i thought would be the best thing to do.
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@YoungInLove (1254)
• Canada
23 Jul 08
I usually ask my parents for their opinion. Although Im 18, and can make my own decisions, I trust my parents the most because they have alot more life experience and usually know what would be best. If I couldnt get their opinion first, I would go with my gut feeling, because it usually turns out to be the right decision.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
30 Jul 08
Yes, parents are mostly right because they are more experienced than us but unfortunately my parents had already passed away so i make my own decisions.Now, i am glad i got married and my hubby helped me decide sometimes.
• India
23 Jul 08
fo0r me i think the thing that comes first to my mind is correct and after that if i think more on it i go with the wrong decision so i hope the thing that strikes ur mind first u should go with that.....
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@msedge (4012)
• United States
30 Jul 08
I have heard some advice like that too.The first thing that comes to your mind will be your final decision because if you keep thinking more you will be confused and it would be hard for you to decide.
@klaudine (3652)
• Indonesia
23 Jul 08
I am not an impulsive type of person. Just like you it took hours for me to make a simple decision and could be month for a difficult one. I usually ask people around me about what I've been thinking about something, especially the things related to my decision making. If I don't tell them what it's all about, they usually be honest about it, and that makes me easier to make decisions. Especially money and relationship related problems, i usually let people around me made the decision for me. bad habit, i know, but that's all I can do
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@msedge (4012)
• United States
30 Jul 08
It would be good to seek others idea and then from that you can come up with a certain decision.It does help.
@moondancer (7434)
• United States
25 Jul 08
I make many decisions everyday. I have 10 grandchildren and 3 children that I must influence everyday of my life. Everything I do has thoughts of them. I make sure they have what they need and things are taken care of for them. The same for my mother and my husband. I also do for myself, which I didn't use to do. So I have much to do in the way of decisions.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
30 Jul 08
Decision making is hard to do sometimes but we must do it.I can see you always make the right decision.Stay happy and bless!
• United States
30 Jul 08
I don't know about always, but I do try to.
• United States
23 Jul 08
I usually make decisions after I think about them for a while. I try not to do things on impulse because I don't want to make a foolish decision that I would regret later down the road.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
30 Jul 08
I agree!
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
23 Jul 08
sometimes i make spur of the moment decisions & then again i will have to give things alot of thought before i decide. i don't know which is best. u just have to do what u think is best.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
30 Jul 08
Right!We must think over and over again before we decide.To make sure we come up with the right decision.
• Canada
23 Jul 08
Some very good ideas here. My husband calls that "cost benefit." Does the cost outweigh the benefit? Sadly there are a lot of things that will influence a person into thinking that the cost will outweight the beefit, when they simply don't want to own up and take whatever responsibility they need to take. That's when an unbiased 3rd party can make all the difference in the world.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
30 Jul 08
That happens sometimes.But i know you can figure out things appropriately.