The secret to good decision making is to have and follow a plan. A decision making situation may seem overwhelming and confusing with issues, choices, alternatives and risks all thrown together. By using this seven step decision-making procedure you can break the decision into steps, follow the steps and arrive at a wise decision.
The seven steps are:
1. Be clear about what to decide
2. Gather facts
3. Set the criteria
4. Develop your options
5. Evaluate the options
6. Assess Risk
7. Make the decision and follow through.