How do you decide how to decide?
Decisions aren’t easy. There are so many factors that go into making a decision. I take many things into consideration when making a decision. I sometimes make lists of pros and cons, of fors and againsts, in making a decision. I often ask the advice of other people who might be wiser than I in making a decision. I often consult books that I have read and even consult the Qur’an when making a decision. I figure you can’t have too much information when making a decision, especially an important one. Anything that will help clarify the issue in my mind and help me see things clearly is helpful in making a decision.
I rarely jump impulsively into making a decision. I like to take my time and mull things over. I am afraid of making a hasty decision so I take my time in the decisionmaking process. I want to gather as much information as I can to be informed as possible in making a decision, especially an important decision. I may make a tentative decision, then wait a while before making a final decision. That gives me time to let the decision sit in my mind and let me live with it for a while before actually making the decision. Then I’m more comfortable with making the decision.
Making an important decision is a big responsibility, not to be taken lightly. As much information as possible should be had to help one make the decision and one can make a better decision.