We need to make decisions all the time. Some have a nominal impact; others can make a more lasting difference. Some decisions are easy; others are hard. Some decisions can be reversed; others are much harder to change. Decisions are a constant in our life. Most of the time we make decisions without thinking too hard. At other times we need to think through a lot more because of their importance and impact.
Whether it is made in a blink or we ‘think twice’, every decision has consequences, and we need to live through those. Sometimes, decisions go right, and sometimes they don’t. At times, it makes us a long time to realise and accept that we have made an error in the decision.
The year-end tends to make one think about the past year. As I started to think about 2009, my mind went back to three key decisions that I made in the year. These are the ones I will discuss in this series. I will end by looking at a few books which help us better understand the decision-making process.
Tomorrow: Decision 1