Finding the Best Decision

In most cases there is more than way to do something. With so many choices, it is difficult to decide which choice will have the best benefits. Sometimes we have so many choices that we become paralyzed in our decision making. Many of us live in a complicated world where we have to decide what to eat for lunch, what to watch on TV or Netflix, what career to pursue, where to live, and what to do. We can end up wasting so much time just trying to figure out what we are going to do. Here are just a few things to do when you have too many options. I do something like this whenever a major decision comes upon. For example when choosing a potential job it is worth using criteria like monetary compensation, as well as both the monetary and time cost of the commute, benefits, as well as any other criteria that may be important to you.

  1. Make a list of all options. The be  way to explore your options is to have them all in one place in front of them.

  2. Develop a point system to rank them. Find criteria to measure and assign a numerical number. Being able to quantify the value of each option will give you an objective way to evaluate each choice.

  3. Find the choice with the highest value. The point system should not be an end all be all. Once you find the choice with the highest point value, it is best to confirm that this is actually the best choice. Still give it a little more thought to make sure it is.

  4. Choose the best option. Once you can confirm it's the best choice, go ahead with it.

This process can be repeated as many times as needed for any major decision. I wouldn't recommend the time investment for a small decision like lunch or what to watch on TV; however, it can definitely be worth the time investment when you have larger decisions. It will save you time from trying to make a choice shooting in the dark and will also save you time from making the wrong decision. I hope this process can save you time as well as add clarification to the major decisions in your life.