‘It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.’
David has created a decision making process he works through with clients facing life-changing decisions. His approach breaks the process of decision making into manageable steps to overcome the psychological barriers that often inhibit good decision making. The process engages the client with their creative ‘right-brain’ thinking to explore the unconscious mind where many important messages reside. Having engaged creative thinking to generate ideas, the client is taken through a process of exploring their values, weighing-up the options and then practical steps towards making a final decision.
David refined this process through his many years of working as a teacher and advising young people to navigate decisions relating to careers and higher education. However, the approach is very adaptable and applicable to other life-changing decisions.
A beautiful and thought-provoking poem about making a decision:
The Road Not Taken Robert Frost (1874-1963) Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveller, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference.