WOMEN in RECOVERY – Making a Decision

Decision making has always been the primary problem to any Soul in Recovery.

The Solution to this challenge is the knowledge of clearing the mind, and allowing the spirit to take you through the path, one step at a time; imagine the above tree clear, and all branches of this tree empty and open to possibility.

How does that thought make you feel?

Decision making can be regarded as the mental processes (cognitive process) resulting in the selection of a course of action among several alternative scenarios. Every decision making process produces a final choice. The output can be an action or an opinion of choice.

Problem analysis vs decision making

It is important to differentiate between problem analysis and decision making. The concepts are completely separate from one another. Traditionally it is argued that problem analysis must be done first, so that the information gathered in that process may be used towards decision making.

Problem analysis

  • Analyze performance, what should the results be against what they actually are
  • Problems are merely deviations from performance standards
  • Problem must be precisely identified and described
  • Problems are caused by a change from a distinctive feature
  • Something can always be used to distinguish between what has and hasn’t been effected by a cause
  • Causes to problems can be deducted from relevant changes found in analyzing the problem
  • Most likely cause to a problem is the one that exactly explains all the facts

Decision making

  • Objectives must first be established
  • Objectives must be classified and placed in order of importance
  • Alternative actions must be developed
  • The alternative must be evaluated against all the objectives
  • The alternative that is able to achieve all the objectives is the tentative decision
  • The tentative decision is evaluated for more possible consequences

The decisive actions are taken, and additional actions are taken to prevent any adverse consequences from becoming problems and starting both systems (problem analysis and decision making) all over again

There are steps that are generally followed that result in a decision model that can be used to determine an optimal production plan.

In a situation featuring conflict, role-playing is helpful for predicting decisions to be made by involved parties.

Decision planning

Making a decision without planning is fairly common, but does not often end well. Planning allows for decisions to be made comfortably and in a smart way. Planning makes decision making a lot more simpler than it is.

Decision will get four benefits out of planning:

1. Planning give chance to the establishment of independent goals. It is a conscious and directed series of choices.

2. Planning provides a standard of measurement. It is a measurement of whether you are going towards or further away from your goal.

3. Planning converts values to action. You think twice about the plan and decide what will help advance your plan best.

4. Planning allows to limited resources to be committed in an orderly way. Always govern the use of what is limited to you (e.g. money, time, etc.)


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