We make thousands of decisions each day. Career decisions can be difficult and complex to make. How can you develop your decision-making skills so you make better choices about your future?
Start by asking yourself 2 key questions:-
- What do I want from life?
- How will I get there?
The WRAP model of decision-making (Chip and Dan Heath)
Using this model can be helpful when making decisions about your future:-
Widen your Options
Reality Test Your Assumptions
Prepare to be wrong
There are some useful resources which explain this in more detail at http://heathbrothers.com/resources/
Consider how you currently make decisions
There are a number of approaches to decision-making. There is no evidence to suggest that any of these is more effective than any other. It is important for you to evaluate how you have made effective decisions previously, and to consider what approach you will take in making your next decision.
- pros and cons
- Using intuition/gut feeling
- Planned Happenstance i.e. creating opportunities for ourself
- Talking to friends, family or using our beliefs
How to make hard choices
An interesting TED talk on decision-making:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GQZuzIdeQQ