Decision Making Process Paper

Topics: Decision making, Decision theory, Decision making software Pages: 2 (759 words) Published: August 3, 2013
Decision Making Process Paper
Deborah Davenport
MGT/230
April 29, 2013
Daryl Lee Spiewak

Decision Making Process Paper
What does it mean to make a decision? To understand this, first, we must understand what it means to decide. According to Webster's Third New International Dictionary Unabridged (2013), to decide is to make a choice or come to a solution which will result in the completion of a problem. Every day we face the need and opportunity to make decisions numerous times. Decisions ranging from getting out of bed to going to work, what projects at work are most important to planning something to do about dinner. Many decisions are easy to make and others are major and life changing. A major decision in my life was if I should go back to college. I left college in 1982, disillusioned with higher education for a number of reasons. I joined the Army hoping to find direction or a career there. After seven years, I left the Army in 1989 and went from job to job, struggling to meet my bills and struggling to find a direction and meaning for my life. I also struggled with my dyslexia and mental illnesses including post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Some of my therapy included hypnotherapy or the use of hypnosis to help someone deal with phobias, PTSD, pain or other problems. My therapist told me near the end of my therapy that I would make a wonderful hypnotherapist or mental health professional. That statement piqued an interest in me and I was at a point in my life where I had reached a point where it was obvious to me I needed to do “something” with my life. I knew I wanted a better life and that I wanted to open my own business. I began researching interests and writing down what it would take to go into business in some of the areas that interest me. Everything I researched pointed in one direction. I needed to go back to school. With the comment from my therapist still echoing in my head, I went to the website she had given me, took a six-week...
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