How do I decide Jones

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1 The author would like to acknowledge that some of the ideas expressed in this paper were formed as the author reviewed Farm Management , a textbook written by Ronald D. Kay and William M. Edwards. Persons wanting more thoughts about management would be wise to read this excellent text. How Do I Decide What Is Right For Me? By Bruce L. Jones, Director University of Wisconsin Center for Dairy Profitability The title of this presentation asks two questions that are not easily answered: 1.) How do I decide? and 2.) What is right for me? The first question is the easier one to address because it asks for a process as to how one can come to a decision. The latter one however is a little more difficult to answer because it involves a value judgement. I know what is right for me given my own beliefs and values and I am comfortable with them. I also understand that other people have a set of beliefs that cause them to make decisions that are quite different from the ones I would make. They can do what is right for them and I ll do what is right for me. Rather than getting into a discussion of right and wrong , this paper focuses on decision making and the process that one can follow when making a decision. There is a discussion of how values and beliefs are considered when making decisions but no judgements are made as to what are the right decisions for a person to make. That difficult task will be left to the reader. 1 Making Decisions All of us make decisions on a daily basis. Many of these decisions are easy and require little thought or analysis because the consequences of making bad decisions are insignificant. For example, few of us spend much time deciding whether we should have cereal or toast when we are having breakfast. We do not need to sweat this decision because there is really no wrong decision since our life is not likely to change based on a choice to have toast versus cereal for breakfast. Not all decisions are as inconsequential as choosing a breakfast. Other decisions such as marriage, choosing a career, or buying a farm, can shape our lives and make or break us. Because these decisions can have considerable long-term costs, we tend to agonize over them and spend a great deal of time getting information that will help us determine whether we should take the action. Whether we are choosing a breakfast or determining whether we should buy a farm we go through a logical process that is comprised of an orderly series of steps. When the stakes of the decision are low we tend to move through the process quite quickly and casually. Alternatively, we spend a considerable amount of time working through the process if the consequences are make or break . This decision-making process consists of the following steps:
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1.) Specify an objective or goal. 2.) Identify and define the problem(s).
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