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Chapter 11. Decision-Making The Root of ... > Ten Steps to Decision-Making Like a ... - Pg. 116

Decision-Making The Root of All Action 116 Step 2: Assess your readiness to make a decision Sometimes, decisions are difficult to make because it's not the right time to be making them. If you have too much going on in your life in the way of major projects, commitments, and stressors, then you might not have the time and energy to devote to making a good decision. Or if you're in the midst of some sort of transition, or if people and places around you are in transition (as often happens with employers you work for, for example), then you may need to wait until things settle down before you can make any major decisions. Step 3: Define your priorities As with the relocation example given earlier in this chapter, most major decisions require that you define some criteria on which to base the decision. Let's say someone is trying to decide between two communities that offer nearly equal features in terms of quality of life and cost of living, but one gets more snow, and the other has better professional sports teams. That person has to know whether climate is more important to him or her than being a sports fan before making a choice between the two locations. Quicksand!