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DECISION MAKING REWIRED
To Rewire is to provide, connect or replace something. Rewiring decision-making is aimed to:
create awareness to rethink how we approach decision making,
connect the experiences of decisions made with the factors considered in making the decision
understand how life influences my decisions
manage my values, my personality, and my propensity for risk
recognise the need for adaption and
continuously develop and change throughout life (create versatility).
Further benefits include (as per previous Rewiring Participants):
finding creative ways of proactively addressing ‘negative’ factors driving decision-making
addressing procrastination through planning
reintroducing previously enjoyed activities
addressing personal issues that may derail an individual
identify areas of concern that may predispose individuals to risk behaviours, such
as complacency, etc.
developing individual checklists to ensure that an individual do not ‘default’ and
fall back on past actions, etc.
Whilst the rewiring journey is an individual journey, it indirectly impacts others, whether it is in the home environment, work environment, or in our day-to-day interactions.
It provides the building blocks for an individual to make better informed decisions. It stimulates vigilance, not only in terms of the immediate environment but also on an intrapersonal level.
A decision is a choice an individual makes after thinking about several possibilities. It is a choice on how to behave, how to react and how to move forward in each situation.
Whether they realise it or not, people make decisions every day, both big and small. Life also constantly throws different scenarios at us, forcing us to decide based on a given situation.
There is no particular reason ‘why’ people make decisions because decision-making is something that is natural to us, similar to breathing. When we decide to do something, we are deciding to do so and when we decide not to do something, then that is also a decision. Decisions can be big and life changing, or it can also be small and insignificant.
But of these decisions that we do make, regardless of whether we do it consciously or not, how do we make them? What determines whether we can act in the one way or the other way?
People make decisions based on whether the results will benefit them or not. If they are both beneficial, people choose the alternative that is more beneficial. A common way that people determine which choices are beneficial and decide is with the use of the PACED method.