Discussion 2 Decision Making Due Date
DISCUSSION 2: DECISION MAKING 1
Discussion2: Decision Making
Human beings have to make decisions on a daily basis. It is not aneasy process as one at times tend to consider whether they made thebest possible choice. Various elements also the selection procedure.The paper seeks to illustrate a recent difficult decision I made,explain the nature of two impediments experienced during the process,and describe two common factors that hinder optimal choices.
One of my New Year resolutions was to make a positive change in thesociety. My alternatives were to volunteer as a motivational speakerto the local youth or donate financial funds to organizations thatassist the needy. Both decisions were quite appealing but, after muchthought, I settled on the motivational speaker one.
When making the decision, the two impediments that I faced were mylifestyle and occupation. The nature of these hindrances is that theywere both personal. My occupation was time-consuming, which would notallow me to work as a motivational speaker. Besides, my lifestylemade me interested in avenues where I can be a role model to othersand giving the donations would deny me such an opportunity.
Optimal decisions are not easily made. One of the common impedimentsof effective choice making is individual differences. A person tendsto focus on their beliefs, attitudes, background, and lifeexperiences that remain unique to everyone. Another regular factorthat hinders optimal decision is cognitive bias since a person’sway of thinking is usually based on observations and knowledgeacquired (Burns & Bechara, 2007).
In conclusion, deciding to be a motivational speaker was difficult.Lifestyle and occupation were the personal factors that hindered mydecision-making. The common impediments identified include individualdifferences and cognitive bias.
Burns, K., & Bechara, A. (2007). Decision making and free will: aneuroscience perspective. Behavioral Sciences & the Law,25(2), 263-280. doi:10.1002/bsl.751
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