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Step 4 - Make Informed Decisions and Set Goals

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Steps in Decision Making

- Define the problem
- Gather the relevant information
- Generate alternatives
- Weigh the pros and cons
- Make a decision
- Make an action plan
- Evaluate

Your goals should
- Be achievable
- Be believable and realistic
- Be specific and measurable
- Fit into your value system
- Have a target date

Establishing Goals
Goal Setting - Planning and Achieving Personal Ambitions
Planning Skills - How to Plan Complex Tasks
Seven Steps to Powerful Goal Setting