1. I have a loaded question. What ways do you guys have of making major desicions in your life? Not really a life or death thing, but maybe a work or life desicion......I tried the whole pro/con thing.....Any ideas??????
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  3. by   cactus wren
    I have also tried that pro/con stuff wothout success. What works for me is listening to that small quiet voice way down deep.(..or screaming ...depends ). All the decisons I have made this way have worked well for me....
  4. by   RN-PA
    #1: Prayer. I ask God to show me the way-- to open doors, close doors, to speak to me through circumstances, friends, family, dreams, whatever. I also will make lists of positives and negatives. When I was considering leaving art to be a nurse, seeing in black and white what I was getting from art vs. what nursing could offer me was an eye-opening, emotional experience. I talk to my most trusted friends and family, too, and after weighing everything-- and more prayer-- I also listen to that still, small voice that cactus wren mentioned.
  5. by   Stargazer
    The Pro/Con list worked for me on one of the biggest decisions of my life about 5 years ago--whether or not to apply for my boss's job as she was leaving. It kind of worked the opposite way that I thought it would, though.

    When I was done, I had a long list of reasons why I should take the job and only a few as to why I shouldn't. When I looked at that, my immediate response was disbelief, and I started arguing with the results: "Well, yeah, but..." That was when I realized that I already knew what my decision was.

    Didn't go for the job. It was absolutely the right decision.
  6. by   hapeewendy
    I'm kinda facing this stuff right now
    trying the pro con thing but my emotions are standing in the way of my logic, so not the best option at the moment

    pro/con does work , good luck with whatever decisions you are facing, I'm seein good things for ya!
  7. by   shygirl
    Ask everyone I know.
    Imagine how it would be.
    Sleep on it.

  8. by   Robin61970
    Ask my family/friends what they think....analyze what they say and then do what I wanted to in the first place, LOL
  9. by   Hidi74