Decision Making

Make it good.

 Hey Nicki, why do you look like you are stuck in a time warp in the lunch line?

 Hi, Steve. I can’t decide between the chocolate cookies or the fruit for dessert.

 Well, considering you have no other fruit or veggies on your entire tray, I vote for the fruit. Easy choice – you’ll feel better. Besides, didn’t you read the post on nutrition?
Nice shameless plug for the nutrition link, Steve, but we’re in the real world now. But yeah, you’re right. Thanks.
 I’d go for the brownie, personally. YOLO ya know!

 Yeah, but I’d like to live it well.

Whatever. My big decision is always outfit-oriented anyway. I don’t want to give off the wrong impression.

 Does it really matter what other people think? What do Chris & Paula think?



Sometimes yes, sometimes no. That depends on a lot of variables. But when you are making decisions that tell the world who you are, then yes, it matters. Take the following examples into consideration:


*Tamara dates all the basketball players. She has a reputation for being _______.
*Frank was mistreated as a kid and is full of anger and hurt. He enjoys making fun of, and sometimes beating up on, other kids in school. Frank has a reputation for being a _____.
*Mr. Blake, the science teacher, is an easy A. He sleeps during class, teaches you nothing and gets away with it. Mr. Blake’s reputation as a teacher is _____.


Can you see how your actions (your decisions) tell the world about who you are? People make judgments and assumptions about who you are as a result of the choices you make every day – all the time.
How are people judging you?


This topic consists of the following posts:


The 10 Aspects of the Self that go into making decisions

Shift into a new perspective and a new choice

Weighing the consequences

When you make a bad decision….

Your intentions…

How your choices impact others


As you weave your way around these posts you will be learning about all the pieces of you that go into making decisions.


Think 4 Your Self (T4YS):   List all the variables you can think of that go into your decision-making process. Then read through the posts and see how many you listed compared to what you learned.


Post Question: What do you think qualifies as a “good decision?”

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One response to “Decision Making”

  1. Andres Maya October 3, 2017 at 11:27 pm
    Andres Maya

    It’s like choosing fruit over PIZZA. It’s like choosing water instead of soda. it’s like choosing reading over TV.