We make choices and decisions on a daily basis.  Some big, some small.  Some significant, others not so much.

The spectrum can range from whether to hand your notice in at work to whether you should have your burger with or without ketchup (the answer is always with by the way).

The reasonings behind making certain choices is an interesting one and can vary from person to person.  Some opt for a methodical approach where they will carefully consider their options before making an informed decision. Others will potentially be more impulsive and choose to go on a gut instinct to ‘act now’.  Some will just make a decision based on what they are comfortable with so as to maintain an air of security and familiarity, others will be more willing to take a risk and push the boundaries of their comfort zone in the hope that their choice will pay off big time.

In my experience there is no hard and fast rule about how to make a choice.  Circumstances, time constraints, environment and other factors can all come into play.  Ultimately some choices will end up being a gamble and it is whether you are willing to pay the price if it goes spectacularly wrong – this is where your risk assessment skills will get tested to the max.  It’s important to remember that not all choices are permanent and as long as you’re not causing anyone else any intentional harm or distress a new decision can always be made.

So in short, make a choice and if it goes tits up just learn from it, move on and try but not to repeat the same mistake again!

Adam Williams

Technical & Engineering Consultant

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