Decision Making Values

This is a simple exercise to help you make both small and large decisions in your life.

You’ll write down a list of things that are important to you in order of importance. Here’s an example:

  1. Simplicity in our lifestyle and schedule
  2. Flexibility and freedom in scheduling
  3. Strong family relationships
  4. Investing in our children
  5. Financial security, and passive income
  6. How we fuel our brain and body
  7. Active lifestyle
  8. Travel and Experiences
  9. Our lifestyle integrates with our friends

Now when you make a decisions, you refer back to this list. Using the above list as an example, let’s say you want to want to go on a weekend road trip but that same weekend your niece is having a birthday party.

Both travel (#7) and strong family relationships (#3) are priorities, but strong family relationships is a higher priority, so you decide to attend the birthday party.

Not all decisions are this simplistic, and this tool can be helpful when determining the right course of action.