When not to make decisions
Now for the times when you should not place yourself in a position when you have to make decisions.
- Depression: The brain is over-ridden with internal stimuli and the APC will not allow rational memory recall and, if forced, the decision will be a bad one.
- Medications: Do not use Anxiolytics (Anti-anxiety drugs), Sedative or Sleeper medications prior to any flight. These medications cast a shadow on the interpretative ability of the brain.
- Multiple decisions made without clear thought and experience can create new problems. So analyze each situation on its own merit. Resident in us is a capacity to evaluate, hazardous, uncertain and conflicting information. It is by virtue of knowledge, experience and practice that we are able to make good decisions.
- Never change the perception of a problem to suit a pre-conceived desirable decision. The results may not coincide with the problem and potentially create another ugly problem. Humans have tendency to lie to themselves more than to others.
- Never squander time with negative thoughts. Time is scarce and a valuable commodity, use it carefully to evaluate your thoughts to allow a decision to emerge. Decision-making is a step-ladder process that begins with: “Problem- Recognition,” then requires the individual to think (“Immerse”) about the problem, which leads to “Insight” based on logical previous experience and known information, which ultimately leads to a “Verified Decision”.