With so much talk about Decision Making and specialists (?) who advise and conduct seminars , I though about this a bit.
An infant looks to its Mother for any support.
Infants just follow you right from stepping aside to walking, eating.
It decides to follow some of your mannerism(those with whom it spends most of its time).
Till some time.
One falls in Love.
And one does not like somebody.
One likes some things in Life, be it food or dress.
We take decisions , in these cases without knowing the reasons.
Most of the time in Life we react, are not proactive.
We become proactive when we are not personally involved.
When there are multiple choices available for a problem, most of the time, we are aware of only some alternatives, not all of them.
That is why the persons who speak about decision-making state carefully one should take decisions with the available data.
The fact that the choice themselves are limited ensures that the decisions you take are not totally free.
Please read my post ‘Choice’
There is this aspect of gut instinct.
Decision based on this normally does not disappoint you.
How and Why?
I have noticed decision-making in personal lives.
You like to buy a car, love a girl or Boy,want to go abroad.
In the last one,here is some deliberation.
In all others, you have already decided to your course of action.
But you want to justify it , to others as much as to yourself.
Reasoning, to me seems to be, an explanation not the Cause.
Lord Krishna explains this Gunathraya Vibhagayoga in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 14.
On hind sight I wish I could have taken them.
I do not know.
But what forced me to choose one in place of another, may be circumstances, but still?
I had chosen what I thought I liked.
In retrospect, I find it could have been otherwise.
May be after couple of years or even a days later I might find my present choice mentioned here are incorrect!”