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How to Be a Good Decision Maker

Sometimes it can be challenging to make the right decision. And if you make a wrong decision, it can cost you.

That's why I am sharing these tips on how to make good decisions. The following tips can help you become an awesome decision maker. Let's go.

Tip #1 - Don't make decisions when you are emotionally down. When we are in a low spot, it can be difficult to make a balanced decision since your emotions are pulling you one way.

Wait until you are in a steady frame of mind. A lot of people (myself included) have made decisions in a time of discouragement and it usually doesn't turn out to be the best decision.

Tip #2 - Ask for help from trusted friends and counselors. The Bible tells us in Proverbs that there is safety when you ask other people to help you make a good decision.

Tip #3 - Ask God for wisdom. Wisdom is knowing how to make the right decision. And the good news...God tells us that if we ask Him for wisdom, He will give it to us. Before you make that major decision, get on your knees and ask God to give you the wisdom you need to make the right decision.

Tip #4 - Make decisions based on your vision statement and core values. Your vision and core values are crucial in making the best decision. Line up your core values and run your options through them. Take your vision statement and ask yourself which decision will help you accomplish your vision.

Tip #5 - Look at both the positives and negatives of the decision. Make a list of all the positive things that can come out of making the decision. Then make a list of all the negative things that can come out of making the decision. Which direction provides the most positive results?

Tip #6 - Ask someone to share an opposing view. Does the opposing view make more sense? Weigh the two views against one another.