So how do you decide whether it’s yes or no, right or wrong or good or bad?
How the pilot decides whether it’s good to land or hover.
Coming from a software background I would share that in IT paradigm we have a GO/NO Go decision. This means whether we plan to go live or not with a product release. So how does one conclude with the decision?
In software product releases we take the help of some stats, pass rate of tests help to decide on the stability and there are certain must have features governed beforehand which must be working ( MoSCoW model is used here which means Must have, should have and would have).
Then on top of it there is always a presence of experience and the GUT feeling of the managers the stakeholders and the client when they sit and decide whether it’s good to go live or call off the release.
It relates to our own personal self also, when we need to take decisions we have our own stats and supporting facts and figures. These help us to decide and draw a fine line between good and bad and whether we go for it or not and narrow our circle of doubts. There is always the gut feeling which one gains using his experience, this is called wisdom and it can never be taught or coached, one has to earn it.
Let me confess this is easier said than done and even the most experience tumbles at time in choosing and deciding, follow and listen to your inner self and moral values too, it will help too.
A few lines before I wrap it up:
When I start my journey to success, I find several roads leading to thee,
Then I land on a crossing, with confusion breeding on me.
Wise men advise, thou take this way or this one, but let me tell you my son,
Take a route and stick to it, thou shall find your destination.
This is my take on How are you more likely to make an important decision, let me know yours.