Sylvia Hogan Written by Sylvia Hogan · 1 min read >

Taking a decision can be either complex or simple. Many people do not understand that when ones emotion goes up, logic comes down and when ones emotions comes down, logic goes up. My decision making class opened my eyes to realise that taking a good decision could be complex if not analysed well.


Decision is the act or process of determination, as of a good question or doubt, by making a judgement. It can also be define as a conclusion or resolution reached after consideration.

Often times, people make or take decisions when they are faced with problems. Sometimes, they forget to follow the right steps that will help them make good decisions.


When solving a problem, you have to first acknowledge that there is a problem. When you acknowledge that there is a problem, taking a good decision becomes easy. After acknowledging the problem, you then identify the problem. You have to carefully identify the problem so you don’t end up solving problem for another issue and end up ignore the actual problem.

Another step to take when taking a decision is that you need to ask yourself what are the different alternatives you can use to arrive at your possible solutions. At this point, you take a look at some of the data’s presented to you, review them and ask yourself what is likely to be the results of your decisions at the end, how it will affect you now and in the future.

The final step to take is to make a decision. Now that you have identified and gathered all necessary information, and weighed the consequences, you then make a choice and take your final decision. After taking the decision, ask yourself if the decision works best for you now and even in the future. If you have answered the question, then you evaluate your decision. By so doing, you will further develop your decision making skills.


When making a decision, you should take out time to weigh all your options. Making a decision based upon an outcome that may not be plausible will not help you solve the problem.


Sylvia Hogan

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