Decision making can be regarded as the mental processes (cognitive process) resulting in the selection of a course of action among several alternatives. Every decision making process produces a final choice.[1] The output can be an action or an opinion of choice.


I have a hard time with decisions, because I have an idea that they will feel just right.

Like perfectly right, when I make it.

But the truth is, as we know, decisions are a mix of emotions, a battle of consequences, a struggle between intuition and thought.

A decision can be made on many levels, consist of many aspects, be based on love or fear, or all the different disguises of those opposites.

They say successful people make decisions quick and stick to them.

Me, I ponder and consider and delay the decision for as long as possible. And then I change it.

I’m not just talking about the big decisions in my life. I’m talking about lining up to the counter to order a sandwich, reading the menu and mentally tasting the different flavours, not being able to choose between them all, I just wait until it’s my time, and then I hear myself make the choice and I often surprise myself too. It’s a mind game that let’s me think I am playful, or perhaps in control? I don’t know.

Not a very powerful approach, I admit.

Does anyone have any good ideas on how I can change this? How do you make decisions? Do you make them fast, do you stick to yours or are you prone to change them? Do you like making decisions or do you rather leave things open? What are your thoughts on this matter?